626.371 Payment of fees, taxes for appointment period without appointment.—
(1) All initial appointments shall be submitted to the department on a monthly basis no later than 45 days after the date of appointment and become effective on the date requested on the appointment form.
(2) If, upon application and qualification for an initial or renewal appointment and such investigation as the department may make, it appears to the department that an individual who was formerly licensed or is currently licensed but not properly appointed to represent an insurer or employer and who has been actively engaged or is currently actively engaged as such an appointee, but without being appointed as required, the department may, if it finds that such failure to be appointed was an inadvertent error on the part of the insurer or employer so represented, nevertheless issue or authorize the issuance of the appointment as applied for but subject to the condition that, before the appointment is issued, all fees and taxes which would have been due had the applicant been so appointed during such current and prior periods, with applicable fees pursuant to s. 624.501 for such current and prior periods of appointment, shall be paid to the department.
(3)(a) Failure to notify the department within the required time period shall result in the appointing entity being assessed a delinquent fee of $250 per appointee. Delinquent fees shall be paid by the appointing entity and may not be charged to the appointee.
(b) Failure to timely renew an appointment by an appointing entity prior to the expiration date of the appointment shall result in the appointing entity being assessed late filing, continuation, and reinstatement fees as prescribed in s. 624.501. Such fees must be paid by the appointing entity and cannot be charged back to the appointee.
History.—s. 216, ch. 59-205; s. 9, ch. 65-269; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 3, ch. 81-282; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 182(1st), 217, 807, 810, ch. 82-243; ss. 38, 206, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 933, ch. 2003-261; s. 35, ch. 2003-267; s. 28, ch. 2003-281; s. 107, ch. 2004-5; s. 37, ch. 2004-390.