314.05 Duties as to boarding vessel.—The harbormaster, by himself or herself or deputy, shall board every vessel entering the port for which the harbormaster is appointed, after such vessel has been released by the health authorities of the port, demand of the master the certificate of the vessel’s release by such health authorities and deliver the same within 24 hours to the Department of Health; but it is unlawful for any such officer, in boarding such vessels under this section, to solicit from such vessel any business either for the officer or anyone else, and any violation of this provision by any such officer shall subject him or her to removal from said office, by the Governor, if such violation be committed by the harbormaster, and, if committed by any deputy harbormaster, then, by the harbormaster, who in such cases shall remove promptly such deputy.
History.—s. 5, ch. 3752, 1887; RS 961; GS 1331; RGS 2501; CGL 3911; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 50, ch. 77-147; s. 290, ch. 95-148; s. 55, ch. 99-8.