Code of Virginia - Title 3.1 Agriculture, Horticulture And Food - Section 3.1-722.43 (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Offenses and punishment

§ 3.1-722.43. (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Offenses and punishment

Any cotton handler shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he:

1. Markets, obligates for sale, or otherwise disposes of producer-owned cotton without the written consent of the producer;

2. Does business as a cotton handler without the license required by this article;

3. Imposes false charges for the handling of cotton;

4. Fails to account promptly, accurately, fully, and properly and to make settlement therefor;

5. Intentionally makes any false statement with regard to grade, condition, markings, quality, or quantity of cotton received, ginned, packed, shipped, or otherwise handled, to the consignor of cotton with respect to the consignor's cotton, or to the Commissioner or his agent;

6. Fails to make or keep records as required by this article;

7. In any instance in which the cotton handler offers to buy the consignor's cotton, fails to disclose to the consignor that the person, firm, or corporation making the offer is composed substantially of the same persons, as stockholders, members, or otherwise, who compose the cotton handler business;

8. Refuses the Commissioner or his agent the right of entry afforded by this article;

9. Knowingly provides false information on an application for license pursuant to this article;

10. Fails to give reasonable written notice of any change in the style, name, or personnel of the cotton handler to the Commissioner or his agent or to the surety on the bond required by this article; or

11. Violates any provision of this article or regulation adopted pursuant thereto.

(2000, c. 584.)

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