39-14-70Misuse of confidential information as misdemeanor--Exchange with other government agencies.

Any person who used to his own advantage, or reveals to other than the secretary of agriculture and natural resources, or officers of the secretary, or to the courts when relevant in any judicial proceeding, any information acquired under the authority of this chapter, concerning any method, records, formulations, or processes which as a trade secret is entitled to protection, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor: Provided, that this prohibition shall not be deemed as prohibiting the secretary, or his duly authorized agent, from exchanging information of a regulatory nature with appointed officials of the United States government, or of other states, who are similarly prohibited by law from revealing this information.

Source: SL 1970, ch 228, § 13 (6); SL 1977, ch 190, § 392; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 51, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.