Price Gouging

Florida law bans an unconscionable increase in the price of essential commodities during a declared State of Emergency.

What is an essential commodity? Essential commodities include lumber, ice, water, generators, gas, shelter and necessary remediation services such as tree removal or roofing repair. The price gouging statute does not apply to non-essential goods like alcohol or cigarettes.

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