2022 California Code
Health and Safety Code - HSC
CHAPTER 10 - Sale of Animals at Swap Meets
Section 122372.

122372. (a) (1) A swap meet vendor who offers animals for sale at a swap meet in a local jurisdiction that has not adopted an ordinance authorizing that sale, is guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

(2) A swap meet vendor who violates paragraph (1) for a second or subsequent time, is guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) per violation. The court shall weigh the gravity of the violation in setting the amount of the fine.

(3) Nothing in paragraph (2) shall preclude punishment under any other provision of law, including, but not limited to, laws prohibiting the abuse or neglect of animals in the Health and Safety Code or the Penal Code.

(b) A notice describing the charge and the penalty for a violation of this section may be issued by any peace officer, animal control officer, as defined in Section 830.9, or humane officer qualified pursuant to Section 14502 or 14503 of the Corporations Code.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 231, Sec. 1. (AB 339) Effective January 1, 2014. Section operative January 1, 2016, pursuant to Section 122374.)

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