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2004 Florida Statutes

Powers of Department of State; interrogatories.
Section 620.1835, Florida Statutes 2004

620.1835  Powers of Department of State; interrogatories.--

(1)  The Department of State may propound to any limited partnership, and to any general partner thereof, such interrogatories as may be reasonable, necessary, and proper to enable it to ascertain whether the limited partnership has complied with all applicable provisions of this act. Such interrogatories must be answered within 30 days after mailing or within such additional time as fixed by the department. Answers to interrogatories must be full and complete, in writing, and under oath. Interrogatories directed to an individual must be answered by the individual, and interrogatories directed to a limited partnership must be answered by a general partner.

(2)  The Department of State is not required to file any document to which such interrogatories relate until the interrogatories are answered and is not required to file any document to which such interrogatories relate if the answers thereto disclose that such document is not in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.

(3)  The Department of State shall certify all interrogatories and answers which disclose a violation of this act to the Department of Legal Affairs for appropriate action.

(4)  The Department of State shall have the power and authority reasonably necessary to enable it to administer this act efficiently, to perform the duties herein imposed upon it, and to adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this act conferring duties upon it.

History.--s. 12, ch. 90-162; s. 138, ch. 97-102; s. 199, ch. 98-200.