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§ 10-113. Collecting from livestock purchasers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandAgriculture

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Agriculture
Title 10. Promotion and Identification of Agricultural Products
Subtitle 1. Promotion of Use and Sale of Agricultural Commodity
MD Code, Agriculture, § 10-113
§ 10-113. Collecting from livestock purchasers
Alternative methods
(a) As an alternative method for the collection of assessments provided for in § 10-110 of this subtitle, upon the request of the certified agency, the Secretary shall notify, by registered letter, all livestock dealers, operators of any livestock auction markets, slaughterhouses, packinghouses, and any other person engaged in the buying, selling, or handling of livestock for slaughter in the State. On and after the date specified in the letter, the assessments shall be deducted by the purchaser, or his agent or representative, from the purchase price of any livestock bought, acquired, or sold for slaughter.
Remittance
(b) The deducted assessment for any month shall be remitted by the purchaser to the Secretary by the 20th day of the following month, and the Secretary shall pay the amount of the assessment to the certified agency.
Inspection of records
(c) The books and records of every livestock dealer, operator of any livestock auction market slaughterhouse, packinghouse, or person engaged in buying, acquiring, or selling livestock for slaughter shall be open for the inspection by the Secretary at any time during regular business hours.
Failure to pay
(d) A livestock dealer, operator of any livestock auction market slaughterhouse, packinghouse, or its managers, or agents, or any person who buys, sells, or handles livestock for slaughter in the State may not fail to collect or pay the deducted assessments to the Secretary.
Enforcement proceedings
(e) If any person violates the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, the certified agency concerned may institute judicial proceedings to enforce the assessment.

Credits

Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 6, § 1. Amended by Acts 1974, c. 177, § 1; Acts 1974, c. 523.
Formerly Art. 66C, § 83R.
MD Code, Agriculture, § 10-113, MD AGRIC § 10-113
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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