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2014 Florida Statutes

F.S. 561.37
561.37 Bond for payment of taxes.Each manufacturer and each distributor shall file with the division a surety bond acceptable to the division in the sum of $25,000 as surety for the payment of all taxes, provided, however, that when in the discretion of the division the amount of business done by the manufacturer or distributor is of such volume that a bond of less than $25,000 will be adequate to secure the payment of all taxes assessed or authorized by the Beverage Law, the division may accept a bond in a lesser sum than $25,000, but in no event shall it accept a bond of less than $10,000, and it may at any time in its discretion require any bond in an amount less than $25,000 to be increased so as not to exceed $25,000; provided, however, that the amount of bond required for a brewer shall be $20,000, except that where, in the discretion of the division, the amount of business done by the brewer is of such volume that a bond of less than $20,000 will be adequate to secure the payment of all taxes assessed or authorized by the Beverage Law, the division may accept a bond in a lesser sum than $20,000, but in no event shall it accept a bond of less than $10,000, and it may at any time in its discretion require any bond in an amount less than $20,000 to be increased so as not to exceed $20,000; provided further that the amount of the bond required for a wine or wine and cordial manufacturer shall be $5,000, except that, in the case of a manufacturer engaged solely in the experimental manufacture of wines and cordials from Florida products, where in the discretion of the division the amount of business done by such manufacturer is of such volume that a bond of less than $5,000 will be adequate to secure the payment of all taxes assessed or authorized by the Beverage Law, the division may accept a bond in a lesser sum than $5,000, but in no event shall it accept a bond of less than $1,000 and it may at any time in its discretion require a bond in an amount less than $5,000 to be increased so as not to exceed $5,000; provided, further, that the amount of bond required for a distributor who sells only beverages containing not more than 4.007 percent of alcohol by volume, in counties where the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines, and beers is prohibited, and to distributors who sell only beverages containing not more than 17.259 percent of alcohol by volume and wines regardless of alcoholic content, in counties where the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines, and beers is permitted, shall file with the division a surety bond acceptable to the division in the sum of $25,000, as surety for the payment of all taxes; provided, however, that where in the discretion of the division the amount of business done by such distributor is of such volume that a bond of less than $25,000 will be adequate to secure the payment of all taxes assessed or authorized by the Beverage Law the division may accept a bond in a less sum than $25,000 but in no event shall it accept a bond less than $1,000 and it may at any time in its discretion require any bond in an amount less than $25,000 to be increased so as not to exceed $25,000; provided, further, that the amount of bond required for a distributor in a county having a population of 15,000 or less who procures a license by which his or her sales are restricted to distributors and vendors who have obtained licenses in the same county, shall be $5,000.
History.s. 5, ch. 16774, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 4151(231); s. 2, ch. 19301, 1939; s. 6, ch. 63-562; ss. 16, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 72-230; s. 2, ch. 86-269; s. 13, ch. 91-60; s. 848, ch. 97-103.