509.072 Hotel and Restaurant Trust Fund; collection and disposition of moneys received.—
(1) There is created a Hotel and Restaurant Trust Fund to be used for the administration and operation of the division and the carrying out of all laws and rules under the jurisdiction of the division pertaining to the construction, maintenance, and operation of public lodging establishments and public food service establishments, including the inspection of elevators as required under chapter 399. All funds collected by the division and the amounts paid for licenses and fees shall be deposited in the State Treasury into the Hotel and Restaurant Trust Fund.
(2) Fees collected under s. 509.302(2) and deposited into the trust fund must be used solely for the purpose of funding the Hospitality Education Program, except for any trust fund service charge imposed by s. 215.20, and may not be used to pay for any expense of the division not directly attributable to the Hospitality Education Program. These funds may not be deposited or transferred into any other trust fund administered by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation or any of its divisions. For audit purposes, fees collected under s. 509.302(2) and all charges against those fees must be maintained by the department as a separate ledger.
History.—s. 3, ch. 75-184; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 4, 39, 42, ch. 79-240; ss. 3, 4, ch. 81-161; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 7, 51, 52, ch. 90-339; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 5, ch. 96-384; s. 3, ch. 2007-237.