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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIX
COMMERCIAL RELATIONS
Chapter 686
SALES, DISTRIBUTION, AND FRANCHISE RELATIONSHIPS
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F.S. 686.401
686.401 Legislative finding and intent; construction of ss. 686.40-686.418.
(1) The Legislature finds and declares that the distribution and sale of equipment primarily designed for or used in agriculture in this state vitally affects the general economy of the state, the public interest, and the public welfare and that, in the exercise of its police power, it is necessary to regulate the conduct of manufacturers, distributors, and dealers of such equipment, and their representatives, doing business in this state in order to prevent fraud, unfair business practices, unfair methods of competition, impositions, and other abuses upon its citizens.
(2) In order to promote the intention and policies announced in this section, the provisions of ss. 686.40-686.418 shall be liberally construed.
History.s. 2, ch. 84-217; s. 2, ch. 2004-257.