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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XL
Chapter 713
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F.S. 713.595
713.595 Liens for labor or services in ginning cotton.
(1) A lien prior in dignity to all others accruing thereafter shall exist in favor of any person performing the service of ginning or classifying cotton for any cotton producer.
(2) In addition to, or in lieu of, any other remedy provided by law or in equity for the enforcement of this lien:
(a) The ginner or classifier may withhold the producer’s warehouse receipts until the ginner or classifier has been paid in full;
(b) A purchaser or lender may withhold from the producer the proceeds from a sale of the cotton or a loan on the cotton until the ginner or classifier has been paid in full; or
(c) The purchaser of the cotton may make payment jointly to the producer and the ginner or classifier. The ginner or classifier may withhold from the joint payment only the amount owed for ginning or classifying such cotton.
History.s. 1, ch. 88-228.