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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 560.310, Florida Statutes 2004

560.310  Records of check cashers and foreign currency exchangers.--

(1)  Each registrant must maintain all books, accounts, records, and documents necessary to determine the registrant's compliance with the provisions of the code. Such books, accounts, records, and documents shall be retained for a period of at least 3 years.

(2)  The records required to be maintained by the code may be maintained by the registrant at any location, provided that the registrant notifies the office, in writing, of the location of the records in its application or otherwise. The registrant shall make such records available to the office for examination and investigation in this state, as permitted by the code, within 7 days after receipt of a written request.

(3)  Registrants and authorized vendors need not preserve or retain any of the records required by this section or copies thereof for a period longer than 3 years unless a longer period is expressly required by the laws of this state or any federal law. A registrant or authorized vendor may destroy any of its records or copies thereof after the expiration of the retention period required by this section.

(4)  The original of any record of a registrant or authorized vendor includes the data or other information comprising a record stored or transmitted in or by means of any electronic, computerized, mechanized, or other information storage or retrieval or transmission system or device which can upon request generate, regenerate, or transmit the precise data or other information comprising the record; and an original also includes the visible data or other information so generated, regenerated, or transmitted if it is legible or can be made legible by enlargement or other process.

(5)  Any person who willfully violates this section or fails to comply with any lawful written demand or order of the office made pursuant to this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084

History.--s. 3, ch. 94-238; s. 3, ch. 94-354; s. 13, ch. 2000-360; s. 724, ch. 2003-261.