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these compartments thus created shall have a cubical capacity of not to exceed twenty-four hundred cubic inches. (1949) Sec. 601.87. Same: Use of cleats on boxes.

The height of the end heads and the center partition of field boxes shall in no case be increased more than one and one-fourth inches by the addition of cleats or any similar addition to the height so that the total height of said boxes from the inside bottom to the top of said cleats shall not exceed fourteen and one-fourth inches. It is unlawful to place cleats or any other device or thing on the bottom or top, other than herein provided, of any standard citrus field box whereby the space between the field boxes when stacked will be greater than the space that exists between such standard field boxes as herein defined. (1949] Sec. 601.88. Same: Oversized boxes to be stamped.

It is unlawful to use any field box that exceeds the total capacity of forty-nine hundred cubic inches in the purchase, sale, or handling of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, or limes by a citrus fruit dealer from or for a grower, unless all field boxes exceeding this dimension shall have plainly stamped on both ends of the box in letters of the dimension of one inch in height and width the words “over size.” (1949] Sec. 601.111. Penalties for violations.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter [Secs. 601.1-601.112], or of the rules or regulations of the commission (Florida Citrus Commission), or of the commissioner [of agriculture) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by fine of not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. [1949] Sec. 601.112. Exemption.

The provisions of this chapter (Secs. 601.1601.112] shall not apply to any citrus products heretofore processed or which may be processed prior

to August 1, 1949, from the 1948–49 citrus crop. (1949) Statutes Annotated, Vol. 22, Title 44, Ch. 865—

False Packing. Sec. 865.04. Penalty.

Whoever fraudulently puts into barrel, bale of cotton, cask or other package of sugar, rice or pork, or any other article of provisions, any dirt, rubbish or other thing, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars. [1832] Statutes Annotated, Vol. 22, Title 44, Ch. 817–

False Advertising.
Sec. 817.06. Unlawful acts.

No person shall with intent to sell or in any wise dispose of merchandise, securities, service or anything offered by such person, directly or indirectly, to the public, for sale or distribution, or with intent to increase the consumption thereof, or with intent to induce the public in any manner to enter into any obligation relating thereto, or to acquire title thereto, or any interest therein, knowingly or intentionally make, publish, disseminate, circulate or place before the public, or cause, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated or circulated or placed before the public in this state in a newspaper or other publication or in the form of a book, notice, handbill

, poster, bill, circular, pamphlet or letter or in any other way, an advertisement of any sort regarding such merchandise, securities, service or anything so offered to the public which advertisement contains any assertion, representation or statement which is untrue, deceptive or misleading. [1927] Sec. 817.07. Same: Penalty.

Any person found guilty of a violation of Sec. 817.06 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by fine not exceeding two hundred dollars or imprisonment not exceeding ninety days. [1927]

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Code Annotated, Book 30, Title 112, Ch. 112–1–
Weights and Measures

Pago Sec. 112-101 Bushel weights; cord of tan bark

230 112-102 Seal

230 112-103 Seller to have weights and measures sealed; penalty

230 112-104 Procedure upon complaint for deficient weights and measures

231 112-105 County standards

231 112-106 Same: Notice of procurement

231 112-107 Standards of weights and measures 231 112-108 Rules and regulations -

231 112-109 Powers and duties of enforcement officers 231 112-110 Exception regarding prosecutions

231 112-111 Sale of commodities; "original package” defined

231 112-112 Approval, condemnation, seizure and de

struction of weights and measures... 232 112-113 Removal of tag unlawful..

232 112-114 Powers and duties of deputies and inspec

232 112-115 Public utility corporations exempted 232 Code Annotated, Book 30, Title 112, Ch. 112–99—

Penalties for Violations of Weights and Measures

Law Sec. 112-9901 Selling by false weights and measures 232 112-9902 Penalty for violation of Secs. 112-107 to 112-115


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237 237 237

Code Annotated, Book 2, Title 5, Part VI, Ch. 5–16

Naval Stores and Lumber
5_1601 Appointment, oath and bond of inspectors;

method of measurement; specification;
cord of firewood

237 5-1603 Specifications for turpentine barrels 238 5-1605 Powers of corporate authorities of seaport towns


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Code Annotated, Book 2, Title 5, Part XXX, Ch. 5–99—

Penalties for Violations of Title 5 Sec. 5-9907 Weighing cotton or other produce without oath

238 5-9908 Unauthorized deduction for bagging and ties from weight of cotton

238 5-9910 Illegal charge for weighing cotton; scope of section

238 5-9913 Marking requirement for bales of cottonseed hulls

239 5-9928 Violation of Chapter 5-8 relating to closed packages of apples

239 5_9931 Violating fertilizer laws

239 5-9937 Violation of Chapter 5–15, relating to insecticides and fungicides

239 5-9941 Fraudulent brands on naval stores

239 5-9949 Violations of timber or lumber law.


Code Annotated, Book 2, Title 5, Part I, Ch. 5—3—

State Warehouse Department
Sec. 5-301 State Warehouse Commissioner

5-303 Lint cotton: Appointment of officers; rules
and regulations

234 5-310 Same: Storage; marking requirements 234 5-311 Same: Bales to be tagged


Code Annotated, Book 2, Title 5, Part II, Ch. 5–5–

Weighing of Cotton, Rice, Etc. Sec. 5-501 Cotton weighers: Oath

234 5–502 Same: Oath to be recorded

235 5-503 Same: Deductions by weigher

235 5-504 Deduction for bagging and ties from weight of cotton

235 5-505 Same: Appointment of public weigher

235 5–506 Same: Appointment of deputies

235 5--507 Same: Fees for weighing; duties; scales to be tested

235 5-508 Same: Removal from office

235 5-509 Tare on rice

236 5-510 Tare on other articles

236 5-511 No deduction for turn of scales, etc.

236 5-512 Regulations by city, town and county authorities


Code Annotated, Book 6, Title 18, Ch. 18—3—Rail

road Scales
Sec. 18-320 Weighing facilities to be furnished by car-

rier; overweights and false billing; pen-

239 18-321 Weigher's oath

239 18-322 Method of weighing cars

239 18-323 Penalty for non-compliance with two preceding sections


Code Annotated, Book 10, Title 26, Part XII, Ch. 26–74

Sec. 26–7403 Sale of bread under assize

239 26–7405 Falsely increasing weight of commodities; penalty

239 26-7410 Defrauding and cheating by other means.. 239

Code Annotated, Book 14, Title 42, Ch. 42–1–Food

Page Sec. 42-101 Chief food inspector: Appointment; duties 240

42-106 Rules and regulations for enforcement 240 42-107 Definition of food

240 42-110 When deemed misbranded

240 42-114 Seizure and condemnation

240 42-115 Guaranty protection

240 Code Annotated, Book 14, Title 42, Ch. 42–2–Con

centrated Commercial Feeding Stuffs Sec. 42-201 Definition

240 42-202 Marking requirements; standard packages 240 42-210 Seizure


Page Sec. 42-9904 Violation of sections relating to packing, etc. of flour, etc.

242 42-9912 Punishment of dealer in milk products for using unlawful bottles and pipettes

242 42-9917 Violation of Uniform Narcotic Drug Act 242 42-9922 Violation of Chapter 42–2 relating to commercial feeding stuff

242 Code Annotated, Book 14, Title 45, Ch. 45–8–Oysters Sec. 45-812 Marking of oyster containers

243 45-817 Oyster measures; specifications; destruction; penalty

243 Code Annotated, Book 22, Title 73, Ch. 73–1–Paint Sec. 73-101 Enforcement officer; rules and regulations 243 73-102 Definition

243 73-103 Marking requirements

243 73-106 Same: Prima facie evidence


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Code Annotated, Book 22, Title 73, Ch. 73–2–Gasoline

and Oils Sec. 73-201 Appointment of State Oil Chemist

243 73-202 Appointment of oil inspectors----- 243 73-220 Inspection of self-measuring pumps; condemnation

243 73-222 Short measure


Code Annotated, Book 22, Title 73, Ch. 73–99—Penal

ties for Violations of Title 73 Sec. 73–9901 Selling deceptively labeled paint

244 73-9902 Violation of petroleum products law. 244 73–9905 Operating condemned self-measuring gaso

244 73-9906 Operating short-measure gasoline pumps.- 245

73-9907 Misbranding of petroleum products 245 Code Annotated, Book 10, Title 27, Part VI, Ch. 27

25-Misdemeanors Sec. 27-2506 Penalty for misdemeanors


Code Annotated, Book 14, Title 42, Ch. 42–9, Secs. 42–901 to 42–919—Eggs---

242 Code Annotated, Book 14, Title 42, Ch. 42–99—Penal

ties for Violations of Title 42 Sec. 42-9901 Misbranded food; penalty

242 42-9902 Failure to stamp weights on sacks of flour and meal


line pumps

Pounds per

Code Annotated, Book 30, Title 112, Ch. 112-1—

Weights and Measures.
Sec. 112–101. 1 Bushel weights; cord of tan bark.

The legal weight of the following articles or commodities per bushel shall be as follows:


Seed, Clover
Seed, Flax
Seed, Hemp
Seed, Timothy
Wheat bran



Pounds per

Apples, dried
Beans, white
Coal, stone
Corn, in the ear
Corn, shelled
Corn meal, bolted or unbolted
Cotton seed
Lime, unslacked
Peaches, dried (peeled)
Peaches, dried (unpeeled)
Peas, ground
Plastering hair
Potatoes, Irish
Potatoes, Sweet
Rice, rough
Seed, Blue-grass

Pounds per

24 47 60 52 80 70 56 48 30 80 32 57 38 33 60 25

8 60 55 43 56 14

Cord Tan bark

2,250 (1880; last amended 1906.]

1 See Sec. 112-111, page 231; sale of dry commodities by weight or count. Sec. 112-102. Seal.

For the purpose of marking all weights and measures, the ordinaries shall procure for their respective counties a marking instrument, seal or stamp, which conforms to the standards established by the Congress of the United States, which shall be the standards of this State. [1803; last amended 1839.] Sec. 112–103.1 Seller to have weights and measures sealed;


All persons engaged in selling by weights and measures shall apply to the ordinaries of their respective counties and have their weights and measures so marked, and in default thereof shall not collect more than three-fourths of any account, note, or other writing, the consideration of which is any commodity sold by their weights and measures: Provided, that this section shall not apply to any person selling by weights and measures who has applied to the ordinary of his county and found that the county has not been supplied with the necessary standards for testing weights and measures. [1893]

1 See Sec. 5–511, page 236; no deduction for turn of scales. Sec. 112–104.1 Procedure upon complaint for deficient weights

and measures.

Any citizen may complain to the ordinary of the deficiency of any weights and measures, whether marked or not, and upon such complaint it shall be the duty of said ordinary to notify the person complained of, and give him the name of the complainant, and specify a day, not more than ten days distant, when he shall submit his weights and measures to the test of the ordinary; and if the complaint is found to be true within the seller's knowledge, he shall be deemed a person selling by false weights and measures, and shall be presented by the grand jury as such, if no person

shall appear and prosecute. (1893]

1 See Sec. 112-9901, page 232; punishment for use of false weights or measures. Sec. 112–105. County standards.

The Governor shall procure standards of weights and measures for each county which does not have them, and they, together with the marks provided by the ordinary, shall be kept in his office for the inspection of the citizens. [1839]

( Sec. 112–106. Same: Notice of procurement.

When such standards are obtained, it is the duty of such ordinary to give sixty days' written notice thereof at the door of the courthouse, and in the public newspaper where the sheriff of the county advertises his sales. [1839] Sec. 112-107. Standards of weights and measures.

The weights and measures received from the United States under joint resolutions of Congress approved June 14, 1836 and July 27, 1866, and/or such new weights and measures as shall be received from the United States as standard weights and measures in addition thereto or in renewal thereof, and/or such weights and measures in conformity therewith as shall be supplied by the State shall, when the same shall have been certified by the National Bureau of Standards, be the State standards of weights and measures. [1941] Sec. 112–108. Rules and regulations.

The State Commissioner of Agriculture shall have and keep a general supervision of the weights and measures, and weighing or measuring devices of

fered for sale, sold, or in use in the State. He shall also have authority to promulgate rules and regulations for enforcement of this law (Secs. 112-107– 112-115], such rules and regulations may include specifications and tolerances for weighing and measuring devices and for package goods put up prior to time of sale. [1941] Sec. 112–109. Powers and duties of enforcement officers.

When not otherwise provided by law the State Commissioner of Agriculture, his deputies or inspectors at his directions, shall have the power, and it shall be his duty to inspect, test, try, and ascertain if they are correct, all weights, measures, and weighing or measuring devices kept, offered, or exposed for sale, sold, or used or employed in proving the size, quantity, extent, area, or measurement of quantities, things, produce, or articles for distribution or consumption purchased or offered or submitted for sale, sire, or award, or in computing any charge for services rendered on the basis of weight or measure, or in determining weight or measure when a charge is made for such determination; and he shall have the power to and shall from time to time weigh or measure and inspect packages or amounts of commodities of whatsoever kind kept for the purpose of sale, offered or exposed for sale, or sold or in the process of delivery, in order to determine whether the same contain the amounts represented, and whether they be offered for sale or sold in a manner in accordance with law. He may for the purpose above mentioned, and in the general performance of his official duties, enter and go into or upon, and without formal warrant, any stand, place, building, or premises, or stop any vendor, peddler, junk dealer, coal wagon, ice wagon, delivery wagon, or any person whatsoever, and require him, if necessary, to proceed to some place which the Commissioner of Agriculture, his deputies or inspectors at his directions, may specify, for the purpose of making the proper tests. Whenever the Commissioner of Agriculture, his deputies or inspectors at his directions, find a violation of the statutes relating to weights and measures, he shall cause the violator to be prosecuted. [1941] Sec. 112–110. Exception regarding prosecutions.

There shall be no prosecution under this law [Secs. 112-107–112-115] for any discrepancy between actual weight or volume at the time of sale and the weight marked on the container, if such discrepancy is due to unavoidable leakage, shrinkage, evaporation or waste, or to causes beyond the control of the seller acting in good faith. [1941] Sec. 112-111. Sale of commodities; "original package" de


It shall be unlawful to sell, except for immediate consumption on the premises, liquid commodities in any other manner than by weight or liquid measure, or commodities not liquid in any other

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