Section 328.42, Florida Statutes 2003
328.42 Suspension or denial of a vessel registration due to support delinquency; dishonored checks.--
(1) The department must allow applicants for new or renewal registrations to be screened by the Department of Revenue, as the Title IV-D child support agency under s. 409.2598 to assure compliance with an obligation for support as defined in s. 409.2554, or by a non-IV-D obligee to assure compliance with a child support obligation. The purpose of this section is to promote the public policy of this state as established in s. 409.2551. The department must, when directed by the court, deny or suspend the vessel registration of any applicant found to have a delinquent support obligation. The department must issue or reinstate a registration when notified by the Title IV-D agency or the court that the applicant has complied with the terms of the court order. The department may not be held liable for any registration denial or suspension resulting from the discharge of its duties under this section.
(2) The department may deny or cancel any vessel registration if the owner pays for the registration by a dishonored check.
History.--s. 5, ch. 95-222; s. 52, ch. 99-248; s. 7, ch. 99-289; s. 24, ch. 2001-158.
Note.--Former s. 327.031.