38-19-2.1Commercial fertilizer distribution license required--Fee--Penalty for violation--Notice.

No person whose name appears on the label of a commercial fertilizer or who manufactures or mixes a commercial fertilizer in this state may distribute that fertilizer until the person has obtained a distribution license from the secretary of agriculture and natural resources. A distribution license is required for each location where commercial fertilizer is manufactured or mixed. The license may be granted only after payment of a fee of twenty-five dollars by the licensee. Each license expires on the thirty-first day of December of the year after the date of issuance. Any distribution license application for renewal received after the thirty-first day of January of any year shall be assessed a late payment fee equal to the original license fee, which shall be added to the original fee and shall be paid by the applicant before the renewal license is issued. Any person who fails to obtain the proper license is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars per violation. Notice shall be given by registered mail prior to the imposition of any civil penalty.

Source: SL 1982, ch 281, § 2; SL 1987, ch 286; SL 2001, ch 215, § 8; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 51, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.