Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-205.02 Regulating Production Of Colored Cotton; Civil Penalties

3-205.02. Regulating production of colored cotton; civil penalties

A. The director may adopt rules to regulate the production of colored cotton. The rules shall include registering producers, production requirements, field separation, cotton appliances used to produce, transport and handle colored cotton and ginning and seed requirements.

B. The director may impose the following sanctions for violating colored cotton rules:

1. A civil penalty assessed against a grower of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars per acre for each planted acre of colored cotton unless the grower voluntarily abates the colored cotton crop before the first bloom.

2. A civil penalty assessed against the owner or operator of a cotton gin of not more than one hundred dollars per bale of colored cotton for violating ginning rules.

3. A civil penalty assessed against the owner or operator of a cotton appliance of not more than five hundred dollars per violation for violating the cotton appliance rules.

4. Suspension or revocation of a grower's colored cotton registration.

C. All civil penalties assessed pursuant to this section shall be deposited, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the state general fund.

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