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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 604
GENERAL AGRICULTURAL LAWS
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F.S. 604.23
604.23 Examination of records, sales, accounts, books, and other documents.The department shall have power to investigate, upon complaint of any interested person or upon its own initiative, the record of any dealer in agricultural products or any transaction involving the solicitation, receipt, sale or attempted sale of agricultural products, the failure to make proper and true accounts and settlements at prompt and regular intervals, the making of false statements as to condition, quality or quantity of goods received or while in storage, the making of false statements as to market conditions with intent to deceive, or the failure to make payment for goods received, or other alleged injurious transactions. For such purposes the department or its agents may examine, at the place or places of business of the dealer in agricultural products, the ledgers, books of accounts, memoranda, and other documents which relate to the transaction involved, and may take testimony thereon under oath.
History.s. 9, ch. 20678, 1941; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 12, 14, ch. 79-238; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 9, 10, ch. 90-161; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 999, ch. 97-103; s. 8, ch. 2005-206.