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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 563
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F.S. 563.045
563.045 Brands or labels to be registered; qualification to do business; fee; revocation.
(1) No manufacturer, brewer, bottler, distributor, or importer of malt beverages, whether licensed under the beverage laws of this state or not, shall sell or offer for sale in this state, or move or cause to be moved within this state or into this state, any malt beverages, without first qualifying to do business in the state and registering its name and the brands or labels under which the malt beverages are to be sold or moved and furnishing such samples and information as to content, quality, and formula of such malt beverages as the division may require.
(2) The annual registration fee for a brand or label sold to a distributor is $30. No other annual registration fee for a brand or label is authorized under this section. Any registration may be suspended or revoked in the same manner as a beverage license for any violation of the Beverage Law.
(3) The purchase by any licensed wholesaler of any malt beverage from any manufacturer, brewer, bottler, distributor, or importer who has not complied with the provisions of subsection (1) is prohibited.
(4) The division shall promulgate rules to carry out the purpose of this section.
History.s. 24, ch. 86-269; s. 1, ch. 2023-294.