The Secretary of State maintains the Florida Administrative Code & Florida Administrative Register website. On the website you may
The basic search allows
The advanced search allows
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Once you have an account, you can subscribe to e-mail notifications and receive regular updates on rulemaking, public meetings, and other agency activities. Directions for subscribing (and unsubscribing) for notifications are located here.
Both the basic and advanced searches allow exact phrase, Boolean (AND, OR and AND NOT), and proximity (NEAR) searches. Complex searches, using parentheses to separate search units, are also permitted.
On the Florida Administrative Code and Florida Administrative Register homepage, type the Florida Statutes section number for which you want to find rules into the full search box:
This will give you a list of all of the adminstrative rules that contain the statute number somewhere in the text or history line. To search for a statute's subsection, you must put the search in quotation marks: "1001.74(4)". Otherwise, the search engine will interpret the search as a bad Boolean search. As it happens, all of the rules promulgated under this statute's subsection have been repealed.
The paper Florida Administrative Code has a statutory cross-reference table in the finding aids volumes.
Every rule has a history or credit line beneath the text.
In 2005, when the rule became final, s. 1001.74(4), Florida Statutes read, "Each board of trustees may adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of law conferring duties upon it. Such rules must be consistent with rules of the State Board of Education." This is the agency's rule-making authority.
The law implemented is the substantive law which the rule will expand on or clarify. In this example, Fla. Stat. s. 1001.74(35), is one of the laws implemented. In 2005, it provided: "Each board of trustees may govern traffic on the grounds of that campus pursuant to s. 1006.66."
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