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the same to the Commissioner of Agriculture, who shall, if upon examination the said enumerator's report is found correct as required by this Chapter, approve said bill, and deliver it to the State Comptroller, who shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for amount of each approved bill and transmit the same to the said enumerator.

CHAPTER LV.

COMMERCIAL DISCRIMINATION.

Ch. 6945,
Acts 1915,
Sec. I.

2517. Unfair discrimination and competition prohibited. -Any person, firm, company, association or corporation, foreign or domestic, doing business in the State of Florida, and engaged in the production, manufacture, sale or distribution of any commodity in general use, that shall, for the purpose of destroying the business of a competitor in any locality, discriminate between different sections communities or cities of this State by selling such commodity at a lower rate in one section, community or city, than is charged for said commodity by said party in another section, community or city, after making due allowance for the difference, if any, in the grade or quality and in the actual cost of transportation from the point of production, if a raw product, or from the point of manufacture, if a manufactured product, shall be deemed guilty of unfair discrimination, which is hereby prohibited and declared unlawful.

Ib., Sec. 3.

2518. Duty of State Attorneys, etc.-It shall be the duty of the State Attorneys, county solicitors and prosecuting attorneys in their counties, and the Attorney-General, to enforce the provisions of the preceding section by appropriate actions in courts of competent jurisdiction.

Ib., Sec. 4.

2519. Complaints made to Secretary of State; duty.If complaint shall be made to the Secretary of State that any corporation authorized to do business in this State is guilty of unfair discrimination within the terms of this Chapter, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to refer the matter to the Attorney-General who may, if the facts justify it in his judgment, institute proceedings in the courts against such corporation.

Ib., Sec. 5.

2520. Secretary of State to revoke permit of corporations found guilty of discrimination.—If any corporation, foreign or domestic, authorized to do business in this State, is found guilty of unfair discrimination within the terms of this Chapter, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to immediately revoke the permit of such corporation to do business in this State.

Ib., Sec. 6.

2521. Ouster of corporation found guilty.-If after revocation of its permit, such corporation, or any other corporation not having a permit and found guilty of having violated any of the provisions of this Chapter, shall continue or attempt to do business in this State, it shall be the duty of the Attorney-General, by a proper suit in the name of the State of Florida, to oust such corporation from all business of every kind and character in said State of Florida.

(Penalty for unfair commercial discrimination, see Sec. 5668.)

CHAPTER LVI.

CHECKS, COUPONS OR OTHER DEVICE ISSUED IN PAYMENT FOR

LABOR.

Acts 1915,

2522. Parties issuing pay checks liable after certain time Ch. 6914, for face value.—That any person, firm or corporation issu- Sec. 1. ing checks, coupons, punch-outs, tickets, tokens or other device in payment for labor, redeemable either wholly or partially in goods or merchandise, at their or any other place of business, shall, on demand of any legal holder thereof, on or after the ninetieth day succeeding the day of issuance, be liable for the full face value thereof in current money of the United States.

Ib., Sec. 2.

2523. Payable in money to bearer notwithstanding stipulations. That any such checks, punch-outs, coupons, tickets, tokens or other device, issued by any person, firm or corporation in payment for labor shall be considered and treated as payable to bearer in current money of the United States, notwithstanding any contrary stipulation or provision which may be therein contained.

2524. Holder, after certain time, may bring suit to re- ib., Sec. 3. cover face value.-That in case of failure of any person, firm

or corporation to pay any legal holder of any such check, punch-out, ticket, coupon, token or other device issued by them in payment for labor, the full face value thereof in cur rent money of the United States, on or after the ninetieth day succeeding the day of issuance, when so demanded, such holder may immediately bring suit thereon in any court of competent jurisdiction, and, in addition to recovering the full face value thereof, with legal interest from demand, may recover ten per cent of said amount as attorney's fees in the same suit.

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