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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 585
ANIMAL INDUSTRY
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F.S. 585.003
585.003 Power of department to enter private premises for purpose of inspection, testing, etc.
(1) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions and requirements of this chapter, and all rules made pursuant thereto, the department, through its duly authorized employees, is empowered to enter upon any grounds or premises in this state to:
(a) Inspect, test, dip, identify, treat, destroy, quarantine, disinfect, or conduct such other required procedures as are contemplated by this chapter;
(b) Examine any records or documents which facilitate efforts to determine locations where an animal may have been during the previous 120 days for the purpose of animal disease control eradication programs over which any authority is conferred by law upon the department; or
(c) Carry out any other provisions of this chapter.
(2) After reasonable notice from the department or the department’s representative, owners or agents having jurisdiction over animals shall present them for such procedures as contemplated by this chapter in accordance with the directions of the department’s representative.
History.s. 16, ch. 7345, 1917; RGS 2116; CGL 3343; s. 25, ch. 59-457; s. 2, ch. 87-151; s. 4, ch. 90-321; s. 55, ch. 91-220; s. 3, ch. 91-294.
Note.Former s. 585.35.