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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 838
BRIBERY; MISUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE
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Section 838.014, Florida Statutes 2003

838.014  Definitions.--As used in this chapter, the term:

(1)  "Benefit" means gain or advantage, or anything regarded by the person to be benefited as a gain or advantage, including the doing of an act beneficial to any person in whose welfare he or she is interested, including any commission, gift, gratuity, property, commercial interest, or any other thing of economic value not authorized by law.

(2)  "Bid" includes a response to an "invitation to bid," "invitation to negotiate," "request for a quote," or "request for proposals" as those terms are defined in s. 287.012.

(3)  "Commodity" means any goods, merchandise, wares, produce, chose in action, land, article of commerce, or other tangible or intangible property, real, personal, or mixed, for use, consumption, production, enjoyment, or resale.

(4)  "Corruptly" or "with corrupt intent" means acting knowingly and dishonestly for a wrongful purpose.

(5)  "Harm" means pecuniary or other loss, disadvantage, or injury to the person affected.

(6)  "Public servant" means:

(a)  Any officer or employee of a state, county, municipal, or special district agency or entity;

(b)  Any legislative or judicial officer or employee;

(c)  Any person, except a witness, who acts as a master, receiver, auditor, arbitrator, umpire, referee, consultant, or hearing officer while performing a governmental function; or

(d)  A candidate for election or appointment to any of the positions listed in this subsection, or an individual who has been elected to, but has yet to officially assume the responsibilities of, public office.

(7)  "Service" means any kind of activity performed in whole or in part for economic benefit.

History.--s. 59, ch. 74-383; s. 317, ch. 96-410; s. 1824, ch. 97-102; s. 2, ch. 2003-158.

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