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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIX
COMMERCIAL RELATIONS
Chapter 686
SALES, DISTRIBUTION, AND FRANCHISE RELATIONSHIPS
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F.S. 686.601
686.601 Legislative finding and intent; construction.
(1) The Legislature finds and declares that the distribution and sale of outdoor power equipment in this state vitally affects the general economy of the state, the public interest, the public safety, the ecology of this state, and the public welfare and that, in the exercise of its police power, it is necessary to regulate the conduct of outdoor power equipment manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and dealers and their representatives doing business in this state in order to prevent fraud, unfair business practices, unfair methods of competition, impositions, and other abuses upon its citizens.
(2) In order to promote the intention and policies announced in this section, the provisions of ss. 686.601-686.614 shall be liberally construed.
History.s. 1, ch. 97-275.