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Chapter 500
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F.S. 500.511
500.511 Fees; enforcement; preemption.
(1) FEES.All fees collected under s. 500.459 shall be deposited into the General Inspection Trust Fund and shall be accounted for separately and used for the sole purpose of administering the provisions of such section.
(2) ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES.In addition to the provisions contained in s. 500.459, the department may enforce s. 500.459 in the manner provided in s. 500.121. Any person who violates a provision of s. 500.459 or any rule adopted under such section shall be punished as provided in such section. However, criminal penalties may not be imposed against any person who violates a rule.
(3) PREEMPTION OF AUTHORITY TO REGULATE.Regulation of bottled water plants, water vending machines, water vending machine operators, and packaged ice plants is preempted by the state. No county or municipality may adopt or enforce any ordinance that regulates the licensure or operation of bottled water plants, water vending machines, or packaged ice plants, unless it is determined that unique conditions exist within the county which require the county to regulate such entities in order to protect the public health. This subsection does not prohibit a county or municipality from requiring a business tax pursuant to chapter 205.
History.s. 33, ch. 94-180; s. 25, ch. 97-220; s. 123, ch. 2007-5.