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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 534
LIVESTOCK; MARKS AND BRANDS
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F.S. 534.52
534.52 Violations; refusal, suspension, revocation; penalties.
(1) For any violation of ss. 534.47-534.53, the department may refuse to renew a license or may suspend or revoke a license already issued, upon notice to the applicant or licensee of its intention so to refuse, suspend, or revoke by giving its reasons therefor. The applicant or licensee shall have 15 days thereafter in which to request a hearing on the department’s intentions to refuse, suspend, or revoke her or his license, and upon her or his failure to do so within said time, refusal, suspension, or revocation shall become final without further procedure.
(2) In addition, or as an alternative to refusing, suspending, or revoking a license in cases involving violations, the department may impose an administrative fine in the Class I category pursuant to s. 570.971 not to exceed $500 for the first offense and not to exceed $1,000 for the second or subsequent violations. When imposed and paid, such fines shall be deposited in the General Inspection Trust Fund.
(3) Failure to comply with the provisions of s. 534.501 shall be a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 6, ch. 73-40; s. 3, ch. 77-362; s. 6, ch. 78-95; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 2, 3, ch. 83-7; s. 3, ch. 86-70; s. 133, ch. 91-224; s. 1, ch. 93-5; s. 738, ch. 97-103; s. 54, ch. 2014-150.