38-21-23. Private applicator's license--Requirement--Fee--Promulgation of rules--Penalty for violation.

No private applicator may use any pesticide without a license and without first complying with the certification requirements determined by the secretary as necessary to prevent unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, including injury to the applicator or other persons, for that specific pesticide use. The secretary may require a license fee, to be established in rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26 not to exceed twenty-five dollars. Any person who violates this section is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars per violation imposed by the circuit court. Any civil penalty collected shall be deposited into the state general fund.

Source: SL 1974, ch 255, § 13; SL 1986, ch 326, § 44; SL 1987, ch 287, § 3; SL 1991, ch 326, § 4; SL 2020, ch 175, § 5.