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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
Regulation Of Trade, Commerce, Investments, And Solicitations
Chapter 552
Manufacture, Distribution, And Use Of Explosives
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Section 552.21, Florida Statutes 2001

552.21  Confiscation and disposal of explosives.--

(1)  Whenever the division shall have reason to believe that any person is or has been violating the provisions of this chapter or any rules or regulations adopted and promulgated pursuant thereto, the division may, without further process of law, confiscate the explosives in question and cause them to be stored in a safe manner, or, if any explosives are deemed by the division to be in such a state or condition as to constitute a hazard to life or property, the division may dispose of such explosives without further process of law. The division is authorized to dispose of any abandoned explosives that it deems to be hazardous to life or property.

(2)  If the person so charged is found guilty of violating the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto with regard to the possession, handling, or storage of explosives, the division is authorized to dispose of the confiscated materials in such a way as it shall deem equitable.

(3)  Costs incurred in the confiscation and disposal of such explosives shall be paid from the Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory Trust Fund.

History.--s. 15, ch. 65-59; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 18, ch. 77-84; s. 21, ch. 78-95.

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