§ 601.01 Short title
§ 601.02 Purposes
§ 601.03 Definitions
§ 601.04 Florida Citrus Commission; creation and membership
§ 601.041 The Friends of Florida Citrus Program; advisory council
§ 601.045 Commission meetings; report of department’s internal auditor.
§ 601.05 Department of Citrus a body corporate
§ 601.06 Compensation and expenses of commission members
§ 601.07 Location of executive offices
§ 601.08 Authenticated copies of commission records as evidence
§ 601.09 Citrus districts
§ 601.091 Florida SunRidge, Indian River, and Gulf production areas, boundaries and designation
§ 601.10 Powers of the Department of Citrus
§ 601.101 Ownership of rights under patent and trademark laws developed or acquired under this chapter
§ 601.11 Department of Citrus; power to establish standards; rulemaking authority
§ 601.111 Maturity standards; modification by emergency rule
§ 601.13 Citrus research; administration by Department of Citrus; appropriation
§ 601.15 Advertising campaign; methods of conducting; assessments; emergency reserve fund; citrus research
§ 601.152 Special marketing orders
§ 601.155 Equalizing assessment; credit; exemption
§ 601.24 Department of Citrus to prescribe methods of testing and grading
§ 601.25 Determination of soluble solids and acid
§ 601.27 Department of Agriculture; citrus inspectors
§ 601.28 Inspection fees
§ 601.281 Road guard fees
§ 601.29 Powers of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
§ 601.31 Citrus inspectors; employment
§ 601.32 Compensation of inspectors
§ 601.33 Interference with inspectors
§ 601.34 Duties of law enforcement officers
§ 601.35 Disputes as to quality, etc.; procedure
§ 601.36 Inspection information required when two or more lots of fruit run simultaneously
§ 601.37 Unlawful acts of inspectors
§ 601.38 Citrus inspectors; authority
§ 601.39 Special inspectors
§ 601.40 Registration of citrus packinghouses, processing plants with Department of Agriculture
§ 601.41 Operation without registration unlawful
§ 601.42 Revocation of registration
§ 601.43 Immature and unfit citrus fruit; individual sampling
§ 601.44 Destruction of immature fruit
§ 601.45 Grading of fresh citrus fruit
§ 601.46 Condition precedent to sale of citrus fruit
§ 601.461 Falsification of weights; penalty
§ 601.47 Condition precedent to processing citrus
§ 601.471 Definition of “canned or concentrated citrus fruit products” expanded.
§ 601.48 Grading processed citrus products
§ 601.49 Condition precedent to selling processed citrus products
§ 601.50 Exemptions; sale or shipment of citrus or citrus products for certain purposes
§ 601.501 Charitable shipments exempt from assessments
§ 601.51 Certification required for shipment of citrus fruit or products
§ 601.52 Carriers not to accept fruit without evidence of payment of assessments and fees
§ 601.53 Unlawful to process unwholesome citrus
§ 601.54 Seizure of unwholesome fruit by Department of Agriculture’s agents.
§ 601.55 Citrus fruit dealer; license required
§ 601.56 Application for dealers’ licenses; requirements.
§ 601.57 Examination of application; approval of dealers’ licenses.
§ 601.58 Application approval or disapproval
§ 601.59 Dealer’s license fee; agent’s registration fee.
§ 601.60 Issuance of dealers’ licenses.
§ 601.601 Registration of dealers’ agents.
§ 601.61 Bond requirements of citrus fruit dealers
§ 601.611 Applicable law in event ch. 61-389 held invalid
§ 601.64 Citrus fruit dealers; unlawful acts
§ 601.641 Fraudulent representations, penalties
§ 601.65 Liability of citrus fruit dealers
§ 601.66 Complaints of violations by citrus fruit dealers; procedure; bond distribution; court action on bond
§ 601.67 Disciplinary action by Department of Agriculture against citrus fruit dealers
§ 601.671 Appropriation of fines collected
§ 601.68 Investigation of violations
§ 601.69 Records to be kept by citrus fruit dealers
§ 601.70 Inspection of records by Department of Agriculture
§ 601.701 Penalty for failure to keep records
§ 601.72 Penalties for violations
§ 601.73 Additional methods of enforcement
§ 601.731 Transporting citrus on highways; name and dealer designation on vehicles; load identification; penalty
§ 601.74 Fees for licensing and analysis of processing materials
§ 601.76 Manufacturer to furnish formula and other information
§ 601.79 To color grapefruit and tangerines prohibited
§ 601.80 Unlawful to use uncertified coloring matter
§ 601.85 Standard shipping box for fresh fruit
§ 601.86 Standard field boxes for fresh citrus fruit
§ 601.88 Oversized boxes to be stamped
§ 601.89 Citrus fruit; when damaged by freezing
§ 601.91 Unlawful to sell, transport, prepare, receive, or deliver freeze-damaged citrus
§ 601.92 Use of arsenic in connection with citrus
§ 601.93 Sale of citrus containing arsenic
§ 601.94 Fruit containing arsenic; powers of inspection
§ 601.95 Seizure of citrus fruit containing arsenic
§ 601.96 Seized fruit; taking samples for analysis
§ 601.97 Destruction of certain fruit containing arsenic
§ 601.98 Shipment, sale, or offer of imported citrus fruit or citrus products
§ 601.99 Unlawful to misbrand wrappers or packages containing citrus fruit
§ 601.9901 Certificates of inspection; form
§ 601.9902 Payment of salaries and expenses; Department of Citrus
§ 601.9903 Annual report of Department of Citrus
§ 601.99035 Annual travel report of Department of Citrus
§ 601.99036 Approval of specified salary changes
§ 601.9904 Frozen citrus juices; rules of Department of Citrus
§ 601.9908 Canned tangerine juice; standards; labeling
§ 601.9910 Legislative findings of fact; strict enforcement of maturity standard in public interest
§ 601.9911 Fruit may be sold or transported direct from producer
§ 601.9912 Penalties
§ 601.9918 Rules related to issuance and use of symbols
§ 601.992 Collection of dues and other payments on behalf of certain nonprofit corporations engaged in market news and grower education

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 601 - Florida Citrus Code

  • Additive: means any foreign substance which, when added to any citrus fruit juice, will change the amount of total soluble solids or anhydrous citric acid therein, or the color or taste thereof, or act as an artificial preservative thereof. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agent: means any person who, on behalf of any citrus fruit dealer, negotiates the consignment, purchase, or sale of citrus fruit, or weighs citrus fruit so that the weight thereof may be used in computing the amount to be paid therefor. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating the sale or purchase of citrus fruit for others. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Canning plant: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit or the juice thereof is canned or prepared for canning at a concentration that does not exceed 20 degrees Brix for market or shipment. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Cash buyer: means any person who purchases citrus fruit in this state from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus fruit: means all varieties and regulated hybrids of citrus fruit and also means processed citrus products containing 20 percent or more citrus fruit or citrus fruit juice. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus fruit dealer: means any consignor, commission merchant, consignment shipper, cash buyer, broker, association, cooperative association, express or gift fruit shipper, or person who in any manner makes or attempts to make money or other thing of value on citrus fruit in any manner whatsoever, other than of growing or producing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus hybrids: includes , but is not limited to, hybrids between or among sour orange (C. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Closing services: means services performed by a licensed title insurer, title insurance agent or agency, or attorney agent in the agent's or agency's capacity as such, including, but not limited to, preparing documents necessary to close the transaction, conducting the closing, or handling the disbursing of funds related to the closing in a real estate closing transaction in which a title insurance commitment or policy is to be issued. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Coloring matter: means any dye, or any liquid or concentrate or material containing a dye or materials that react to form a dye, used or intended to be used for the purpose of enhancing the color of citrus fruit by the addition of artificial color to the peel thereof. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission: means the Florida Citrus Commission as head of the department. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission merchant: means any person engaged in the business of receiving any citrus fruit for sale on commission for or on behalf of another. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concentrated products: means :
    (a) Frozen citrus fruit juice that has a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is kept at a sufficiently freezing temperature to ensure preservation of the product; or
    (b) Citrus fruit juice that is sealed in hermetically sealed containers at a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is sufficiently processed by heat to ensure preservation of the product. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Concentrating plant: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is canned, frozen, or prepared for canning or freezing at a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix for market or shipment. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consignment shipper: means any person who contracts with the producer of citrus fruit for the marketing thereof for the sole account and risk of such producer and who agrees to pay such producer the net proceeds derived from such sale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consignor: means any person, other than a producer, who ships or delivers to any commission merchant or dealer any citrus fruit for handling, sale, or resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Degreening room: means any room or place where citrus fruit is placed, with or without the use of heat or any gas, for the purpose of bringing out the natural color of the fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • 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
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grapefruit: means the fruit Citrus paradisi Macf. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Handler: means any person engaged within this state in the business of distributing citrus fruit in the primary channel of trade or any person engaged as a processor in the business of processing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manufacturer: means any person who manufactures, sells or offers for sale, or licenses or offers for license for use any coloring matter, or any soaps, oils, waxes, gases, gas-forming material, or other similar compositions, or the component parts thereof on or in the processing of citrus fruits. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oranges: means the fruit Citrus sinensis Osbeck, commonly called sweet oranges. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Packinghouse: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is packed or otherwise prepared for market or shipment in fresh form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, association, corporation, trust, estate, or other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premium: means the charge, as specified by rule of the commission, which is made by a title insurer for a title insurance policy, including the charge for performance of primary title services by a title insurer or title insurance agent or agency, and incurring the risks incident to such policy, under the several classifications of title insurance contracts and forms. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Primary channel of trade: means the routes through which citrus fruit is marketed. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Primary title services: means determining insurability in accordance with sound underwriting practices based upon evaluation of a reasonable title search or a search of the records of a Uniform Commercial Code filing office and such other information as may be necessary, determination and clearance of underwriting objections and requirements to eliminate risk, preparation and issuance of a title insurance commitment setting forth the requirements to insure, and preparation and issuance of the policy. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Processor: means any person engaged within this state in the business of canning, concentrating, or otherwise processing citrus fruit for market other than for shipment in fresh fruit form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Producer: means any person growing or producing citrus in this state for market. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shipper: means any person engaged in shipping, or causing to be shipped, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce, whether as owner, agent, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • shipping: means to move, or cause to be moved, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce by rail, truck, boat, airplane, or any other means. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Shipping season: means that period beginning August 1 of one year and ending July 31 of the following year. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Standard-packed box: means 13/5 bushels of citrus fruit, whether in bulk or containers. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tangerines: means the fruit Citrus reticulata Blanco, commonly called tangerines. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Title insurer: means any domestic company organized and authorized to do business under the provisions of chapter 624, for the purpose of issuing title insurance, or any insurer organized under the laws of another state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country and holding a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, for the purpose of issuing title insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Title search: means the compiling of title information from official or public records. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01