2009 Florida Statutes
Fruit and vegetable inspection fees; penalty.
570.481 Fruit and vegetable inspection fees; penalty.--
(1)(a) Each person receiving inspection services pursuant to s. 570.48 shall pay to the department an inspection fee. This fee shall cover the cost of providing the inspection service and shall be set annually by the department by rule.
(b) All fees collected by the department to cover the cost of providing the inspection service for farms or greenhouses growing tomatoes or for tomato packinghouses and repackers shall be deposited into the General Inspection Trust Fund and shall be used for tomato-related inspections, education, and research.
(2) All fees collected by the department under this section shall be deposited into the Citrus Inspection Trust Fund, except that fees collected pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) and s. 570.48(4) shall be deposited in the General Inspection Trust Fund.
(3) The department may terminate inspection services upon a 3-day written notice if inspection fees are not paid.
History.--s. 10, ch. 92-151; s. 26, ch. 93-169; s. 13, ch. 2007-67.