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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 487
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F.S. 487.111
487.111 Seizure, condemnation, and sale.
(1) Any lot of pesticide or device not in compliance with the provisions of this part is subject to seizure on complaint of the department to the circuit court in the county in which the pesticide or device is located. In the event the court finds the pesticide or device in violation of this part and orders it condemned, it shall be disposed of as the court may direct; provided that in no instance shall the disposition of the pesticide or device be ordered by the court without first giving the owner or custodian an opportunity to apply to the court for release of the pesticide or device or for permission to process or relabel it to bring it into compliance with this part.
(2) If the court finds that a condemned pesticide or device may be disposed of by sale, the proceeds, less legal costs, shall be paid to the General Inspection Trust Fund.
(3) When a decree of condemnation is entered against the pesticide or device, court costs, fees and storage, and other proper expenses shall be awarded against the person, if any, intervening as claimant of the pesticide or device.
History.s. 1, ch. 65-457; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 8, ch. 73-63; ss. 23, 37, ch. 92-115; s. 19, ch. 94-233; s. 26, ch. 2000-154; s. 38, ch. 2004-64.