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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 578
SEED
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F.S. 578.181
578.181 Penalties; administrative fine.
(1) The department may enter an order imposing one or more of the following penalties against a person who violates this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter or who impedes, obstructs, hinders, or otherwise attempts to prevent the department from performing its duty in connection with this chapter:
(a) For a minor violation, issuance of a warning letter.
(b) For violations other than a minor violation:
1. Imposition of an administrative fine in the Class I category pursuant to s. 570.971 for each occurrence.
2. Revocation or suspension of the registration as a seed dealer.
(2) Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 15, ch. 22694, 1945; s. 596, ch. 71-136; s. 3, ch. 87-386; s. 129, ch. 2014-150; s. 49, ch. 2018-84.