Section 450.31, Florida Statutes 2003
1450.31 Issuance, revocation, and suspension of, and refusal to issue or renew, certificate of registration.--
(1) The department shall not issue to any person a certificate of registration as a farm labor contractor, nor shall it renew such certificate, until:
(a) Such person has executed a written application therefor in a form and pursuant to regulations prescribed by the department and has submitted such information as the department may prescribe.
(b) Such person has obtained and holds a valid federal certificate of registration as a farm labor contractor, or a farm labor contractor employee, unless exempt by federal law.
(c) Such person pays to the department, in cash, certified check, or money order, a nonrefundable application fee of $75. Fees collected by the department under this subsection shall be deposited in the State Treasury into the Crew Chief Registration Trust Fund, which is hereby created, and shall be utilized for administration of this part.
(d) Such person has successfully taken and passed the farm labor contractor examination.
(2) The department may revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew any certificate of registration when it is shown that the farm labor contractor has:
(a) Violated or failed to comply with any provision of this part or the rules adopted pursuant to s. 450.36.
(b) Made any misrepresentation or false statement in his or her application for a certificate of registration.
(c) Given false or misleading information concerning terms, conditions, or existence of employment to persons who are recruited or hired to work on a farm.
(3) The revocation, suspension of, or refusal to renew any permit hereunder will not render any then-current and valid contract invalid nor affect the terms of such contract for the duration of the growing season then in progress.
(4) The department may refuse to issue or renew, or may suspend or revoke, a certificate of registration if the applicant or holder is not the real party in interest in the application or certificate of registration and the real party in interest is a person who has been refused issuance or renewal of a certificate, has had a certificate suspended or revoked, or does not qualify under this section for a certificate.
History.--ss. 5, 6, ch. 71-234; s. 1, ch. 71-977; s. 1, ch. 77-25; ss. 3, 4, ch. 83-42; s. 5, ch. 85-243; ss. 3, 4, ch. 90-245; s. 18, ch. 91-147; s. 2, ch. 94-179; s. 176, ch. 97-103; s. 145, ch. 2000-165.
1Note.--Section 1, ch. 77-25, provides that this section is repealed when an agreement is made as permitted in ss. 2-4, ch. 77-25; ss. 2-4, ch. 77-25, were amended by s. 1, ch. 85-243.