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Corporations Program Operates Well; Its Fee System Needs Streamlining, Report No. 00-10, September 2000
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The Department of State's Corporations Program is meeting the needs of businesses and citizens of the state. However, the program could be improved by
  • creating a departmental information management center to serve as a basis for sharing and reporting costs and services by all users; 
  • simplifying the program’s fee structure to improve customer convenience and accountability; and
  • modifying performance measures to more accurately report the program’s workload and customer satisfaction.
The Legislature may wish to consider two policy options regarding the program.
  • Update Florida law governing secured transactions by adopting a modification to the Uniform Commercial Code proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws.
  • Increase legislative budget flexibility by requiring program-generated funds to be deposited into general revenue rather than transferred to various trust funds.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of State, Corporations

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-28 Progress Report: Corporations Program Revenues Continue to Be Diverted to Unnecessary Trust Funds, published in May 2002.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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