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§ 2-16. Duties of district attorney or Attorney General

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. Agriculture

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 2. State Board of Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 2-16
§ 2-16. Duties of district attorney or Attorney General
A. When requested by the State Board of Agriculture it shall be the duty of a district attorney or the Attorney General to institute appropriate proceedings in the proper courts in a timely manner and to prosecute in the manner provided by law when violations of the following occur:
1. The Oklahoma Agricultural Code;
2. Any rule promulgated pursuant to the Oklahoma Agricultural Code; or
3. Any order, license, charter, registration, or permit issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Agricultural Code.
B. Any action to redress or restrain a violation of the Oklahoma Agricultural Code, any promulgated rule or any order, license, charter, registration, or permit issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Agricultural Code or to recover any administrative or civil penalty or other fine assessed pursuant to the Oklahoma Agricultural Code, may be brought by:
1. The district attorney of the appropriate district court of the State of Oklahoma;
2. The Attorney General on behalf of the State of Oklahoma; or
3. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry on behalf of the State of Oklahoma.
C. The court shall have jurisdiction to determine the action, and to grant the necessary or appropriate relief, including but not limited to mandatory or prohibitive injunctive relief, interim equitable relief, and punitive damages.
D. When requested by an authorized agent of the Board, it shall be the duty of every peace officer to assist in the detection and apprehension of all persons in violation of the Oklahoma Agricultural Code. Failure to perform this duty shall be cause for removal from office.

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Laws 1965, c. 236, § 4, emerg. eff. June 17, 1965; Laws 2000, c. 243, § 18, emerg. eff. May 24, 2000; Laws 2004, c. 60, § 2, emerg. eff. April 6, 2004.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 2-16, OK ST T. 2 § 2-16
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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