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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 039
Sale, distribution, or transfer of harmful chemical substances; penalties; authority for enforcement.
F.S. 499.039
499.039 Sale, distribution, or transfer of harmful chemical substances; penalties; authority for enforcement.It is unlawful for a person to sell, deliver, or give to a person under the age of 18 years any compound, liquid, or chemical containing toluol, hexane, trichloroethylene, acetone, toluene, ethyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, trichloroethane, isopropanol, methyl isobutyl ketone, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, cyclohexanone, nitrous oxide, diethyl ether, alkyl nitrites (butyl nitrite), or any similar substance for the purpose of inducing by breathing, inhaling, or ingesting a condition of intoxication or which is intended to distort or disturb the auditory, visual, or other physical or mental processes.
(1) On the first violation of this section, the department may issue a warning according to s. 499.002(5), if the violation has not caused temporary or permanent physical or mental injury to the user.
(2) If any violation of this section has caused temporary or permanent physical or mental injury to the user, the department may, pursuant to chapter 120, impose fines according to s. 499.066 and may report any violation to the appropriate state attorney for prosecution.
(3) The department shall adopt rules to implement this section.
History.s. 12, ch. 86-133; s. 1, ch. 89-296; ss. 33, 52, ch. 92-69; s. 239, ch. 99-8; s. 25, ch. 2008-207.