19.12 Collection and publication of statistics.—The Commissioner of Agriculture shall arrange and adopt some plan for collecting and publishing agricultural, horticultural, pomological, and farm statistics in connection with the commissioner’s annual report, in such form and numbers as he or she may deem best, or the financial condition of the department will permit; and the commissioner shall, before the first day of January in each year, furnish the property appraisers of the several counties of the state with the necessary blanks, together with such instructions as will properly direct them in that work, and such blanks shall contain only such questions as relate to agriculture, horticulture, and stockraising.
19.14 Oath of office.—The Commissioner of Agriculture shall, before he or she enters upon the duties of office, take the oath of office prescribed by the constitution of the state.
History.—s. 3, ch. 54, 1845; s. 3, ch. 236, 1849; RS 145; s. 1, ch. 4962, 1901; GS 155; RGS 166; CGL 198; s. 78, ch. 95-147; s. 2, ch. 98-34.
19.23 Residence and office.—The Commissioner of Agriculture shall reside at the seat of government in this state, and shall keep his or her office in a room in the capitol.
History.—s. 1, ch. 54, 1845; s. 2, ch. 1822, 1870; ch. 1845, 1871; RS 152; GS 162; RGS 174; CGL 206; s. 7, ch. 22858, 1945; s. 79, ch. 95-147.
19.52 Stamps or tags.—Whenever under the law, stamps are now required to be used in connection with inspection fees, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to use and direct the use of either stamps or tags as it shall determine to be for the best interest of the state, and all laws or regulations now applicable to such stamps shall be applicable to tags whenever used instead of stamps under such direction of the department.
19.54 Nathan Mayo Building.—The name of the state chemistry building in Tallahassee, Florida, is designated and declared to be “The Nathan Mayo Building,” in tribute to the Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture of the state.