713.32 Insurance proceeds liable for demands.—The proceeds of any insurance that by the terms of the policy contract are payable to the owner of improved real property or a lienor and actually received or to be received by him or her because of the damage, destruction, or removal by fire or other casualty of an improvement on which lienors have furnished labor or services or materials shall, after the owner or lienor, as the case may be, has been reimbursed therefrom for any premiums paid by him or her, be liable to liens or demands for payment provided by this part to the same extent and in the same manner, order of priority, and conditions as the real property or payments under a direct contract would have been, if the improvement had not been so damaged, destroyed, or removed. The insurer may pay the proceeds of the policy of insurance to the insured named in the policy and thereupon any liability of the insurer under this part shall cease. The named insured who receives any proceeds of the policy shall be deemed a trustee of the proceeds, and the proceeds shall be deemed trust funds for the purposes designated by this section for a period of 1 year from the date of receipt of the proceeds. This section shall not apply to that part of the proceeds of any policy of insurance payable to a person, including a mortgagee, who holds a lien perfected before the recording of the notice of commencement or recommencement.
History.—s. 1, ch. 63-135; s. 35, ch. 67-254; s. 13, ch. 77-353; s. 819, ch. 97-102; s. 72, ch. 99-3.