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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 388
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F.S. 388.231
388.231 Restrictions on use, loan, or rental of equipment; charges.
(1) Equipment purchased for use in control of mosquitoes and other arthropods and paid for with funds budgeted for arthropod control shall not be used for any private purpose. No county or district shall lend or rent equipment so purchased to any other department within the county, or to another county, district or any public agency or political subdivision of the state without the prior written approval of the department; nor shall it be so lent or rented without making a use or rental charge for the use thereof. The department is authorized to establish a fair use or rental charge on equipment so purchased and may require the maintenance of reasonable and proper records in connection with the loan or rental of such equipment.
(2) Any district, county, municipality or public agency using said equipment on a use or rental basis shall send a warrant made payable to the county or district, or to such control fund of the county owning the equipment, for the full payment of such use or rent at the end of each month. All funds received by a county or district from the renting of its equipment shall be deposited promptly by the county or district in their state fund account. Upon failure of any county or district to secure prior written approval from the department before lending or renting its equipment, or upon the failure of the county or district to collect rents due for the use of its equipment at rates established by the department, and to deposit said rents promptly under state funds, the department may immediately remove the equipment and utilize it for arthropod control purposes in any other area of the state.
History.s. 2, ch. 59-195; s. 1, ch. 63-236; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 161, ch. 77-147; s. 8, ch. 92-203.