§ 3.1-722.37. (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Investigation by Commissioner; right of entry and inspectio...
A. For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this article or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, the Commissioner, upon receiving a complaint or upon his own motion, may, either personally or through his agent, investigate any violation of the provisions of this article. Such investigation may include:
1. The inspection of the books and records of any cotton handler;
2. The inspection of any cotton, including the weighing and reweighing of a representative sample of cotton bales stored at the cotton handler's premises; and
3. The inspection of any place where cotton or any record related thereto is or has been kept, stored, transported, or otherwise handled. In making such an inspection, the Commissioner or his agent may enter any premises, including, but not limited to, any building, yard, warehouse, storage facility, or transportation facility, in which cotton or any record related thereto is or has been kept, stored, transported, or otherwise handled. In exercising such right of entry, the Commissioner shall enter the premises during its hours of operation.
B. Any cotton handler who is the subject of an investigation by the Commissioner shall, upon request, assist the Commissioner or his agent in making any inspection authorized by this section.
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