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Section 604.33, Florida Statutes 2007

604.33  Security requirements for grain dealers.--Each grain dealer doing business in the state shall maintain liquid security, in the form of grain on hand, cash, certificates of deposit, or other nonvolatile security that can be liquidated in 10 days or less, or cash bonds, surety bonds, or letters of credit, that have been assigned to the department and that are conditioned to secure the faithful accounting for and payment to the producers for grain stored or purchased, in an amount equal to the value of grain which the grain dealer has received from grain producers for which the producers have not received payment. The bonds must be executed by the applicant as principal and by a surety corporation authorized to transact business in the state. The certificates of deposit and letters of credit must be from a recognized financial institution doing business in the United States. Each grain dealer shall report to the department monthly, on or before a date established by rule of the department, the value of grain she or he has received from producers for which the producers have not received payment and the types of transaction involved, showing the value of each type of transaction. The report shall also include a statement showing the type and amount of security maintained to cover the grain dealer's liability to producers. The department shall make at least one spot check annually of each grain dealer to determine compliance with the requirements of this section.

History.--s. 1, ch. 84-30; s. 9, ch. 85-36; s. 1, ch. 85-65; s. 1, ch. 86-8; ss. 7, 9, 10, ch. 90-161; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1003, ch. 97-103.