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2009 Florida Statutes

Section 364.516, Florida Statutes 2009

364.516  Penalties.--In the event that the provision of advanced telecommunications services to a requesting eligible facility pursuant to s. 364.515(5) or (6) is not performed by the entity awarded the contract or by a carrier of last resort or within the date specified in the solicitation, except in those instances in which acts of God may have prevented the bidder from completing the contract, the eligible facility or the Department of Management Services may petition the commission for an order enforcing the requirements. The commission shall act upon such petition within 60 days and, in the event the commission finds that the entity that has been awarded the contract or the carrier of last resort has not performed as specified in this part, the commission shall order the entities to perform as required in the contract or by this part. In the event the entity fails to comply with the commission's order within 60 days, the commission shall impose a fine on the bidding company or carrier of last resort of $25,000 per eligible facility specified in the contract. Any fines collected under this section shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund to be allocated back to the specific requesting area where the eligible facility is located to implement advanced telecommunications services.

History.--s. 31, ch. 95-403.