Terms Used In Florida Statutes 601.992
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Department: means the Department of Citrus. See Florida Statutes 601.03
- Department of Agriculture: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 601.03
The Department of Citrus or the Department of Agriculture or their successors may collect or compel the entities regulated by the Department of Citrus to collect dues, contributions, or any other financial payment upon request by, and on behalf of, any not-for-profit corporation and its related not-for-profit corporations located in this state that receive payments or dues from their members. Such not-for-profit corporation must be engaged, to the exclusion of agricultural commodities other than citrus, in market news and grower education solely for citrus growers, and must have at least 5,000 members who are engaged in growing citrus in this state for commercial sale. The Department of Citrus may adopt rules to administer this section. The rules may establish indemnity requirements for the requesting corporation and for fees to be charged to the corporation that are sufficient but do not exceed the amount necessary to ensure that any direct costs incurred by the Department of Citrus in implementing this section are borne by the requesting corporation and not by the Department of Citrus.