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15May/09

Advisory from the Florida Retail Federation

Governor Charlie Crist issued Executive Order 09-114 on May 14.  This Executive Order declares a State of Emergency due to drought conditions and wildfires in Florida.  This declaration applies to the entire state and will be in effect for sixty (60) days unless extended.

State of Emergency pricing laws are in effect. Florida law states in s. 501.160: “Upon a declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor, it is unlawful and a violation of s. 501.204 for a person or her or his agent or employee to rent or sell or offer to rent or sell at an unconscionable price within the area for which the state of emergency is declared, any essential commodity including, but not limited to, supplies, services, provisions, or equipment that is necessary for consumption or use as a direct result of the emergency.”

Please be mindful of these laws as you conduct business for the duration of the declared State of Emergency.  If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Hunter Padgett at 850-222-4082.