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2015 Florida Statutes

SECTION 565
Emergency transportation, perishable food; establishment of weight loads, etc.
F.S. 316.565
316.565 Emergency transportation, perishable food; establishment of weight loads, etc.
(1) The Governor may declare an emergency to exist when there is a breakdown in the normal public transportation facilities necessary in moving perishable food crops grown in the state. The Department of Transportation is authorized during such emergency to establish such weight loads for hauling over the highways from the fields or packinghouses to the nearest available public transportation facility as circumstances demand. The Department of Transportation shall designate special highway routes, excluding the interstate highway system, to facilitate the trucking and render any other assistance needed to expedite moving the perishables.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature in this chapter to supersede any existing laws when necessary to protect and save any perishable food crops grown in the state and give authority for agencies to provide necessary temporary assistance requested during any such emergency.
History.s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31.
Note.Former s. 316.204.