Section 210.16, Florida Statutes 2001
210.16 Revocation or suspension of permit.--
(1) The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco is given full power and authority to revoke the permit of any wholesale dealer receiving a permit to engage in business under this part for violation of any of the provisions of this part.
(2) The division may suspend for a reasonable period of time, in its discretion, the permits of wholesale dealers issued under the provisions of this part for the same causes and under the same limitations as is authorized hereunder to revoke the permits of such wholesale dealers.
(3) No wholesale dealer whose permit for any place of business has been revoked shall engage in business under this part at such place of business after such revocation until a new permit is issued. No wholesale dealer whose permit for any place of business has been revoked shall be permitted to have said permit renewed, or to obtain an additional cigarette permit for any other place of business, for a period of 6 months after the date such revocation becomes final.
(4) In lieu of the suspension or revocation of permits, the division may impose civil penalties against holders of permits for violations of this part or rules and regulations relating thereto. No civil penalty so imposed shall exceed $1,000 for each offense, and all amounts collected shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to the credit of the General Revenue Fund. If the holder of the permit fails to pay the civil penalty, his or her permit shall be suspended for such period of time as the division may specify.
History.--s. 14, ch. 21946, 1943; s. 15, ch. 22645, 1945; s. 1, ch. 26320, 1949; s. 1, ch. 63-512; ss. 16, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 72-159; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 9, ch. 78-95; ss. 2, 3, ch. 78-351; s. 2, ch. 81-318; s. 13, ch. 87-86; s. 2, ch. 91-97; s. 1100, ch. 95-147.