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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIV
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO
Chapter 562
BEVERAGE LAW: ENFORCEMENT
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F.S. 562.15
562.15 Unlawful possession; unpaid taxes.It is unlawful for any person to own or possess within this state any alcoholic beverage, unless full compliance has been had with the pertinent provisions of the Beverage Law as to payment of excise taxes on beverages of like alcohol content. However, this section shall not apply:
(1) To manufacturers or distributors licensed under the Beverage Law, to state bonded warehouses, or to common carriers; or
(2) To persons possessing not in excess of 1 gallon of such beverages if the beverage shall have been purchased by said possessor outside of the state in accordance with the laws of the place where purchased and shall have been brought into this state by said possessor. The burden of proof that such beverages were purchased outside the state and in accordance with the laws of the place where purchased shall in all cases be upon the possessor of such beverages.
History.s. 5, ch. 18015, 1937; s. 5, ch. 19301, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(271e); s. 2, ch. 22669, 1945; s. 147, ch. 71-355; s. 2, ch. 72-230; s. 4, ch. 86-269.