2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-224. (Formerly Sec. 19-97). Fish scrap and fertilizer.

      Sec. 19a-224. (Formerly Sec. 19-97). Fish scrap and fertilizer. No fertilizer, fish scrap or similar offensive substance shall be loaded upon or unloaded from any vessel in New London Harbor between June first and October first, or at any other time without a written permit obtained from the director of health of the city of New London. No vessel wholly or partially loaded with fertilizer, fish scrap or similar offensive substance shall, unless stormbound, remain in New London Harbor longer than two days, between June first and October first. No fertilizer, fish scrap or similar offensive substance shall, at any time, be loaded or unloaded from any vessel in any of the Connecticut waters lying south of that portion of the Connecticut shore between New London lighthouse and Cornfield Point. The master of any vessel, at anchor or docked in New London Harbor or in the Connecticut waters defined in this section, which is wholly or partially loaded with fertilizer or fish scrap or similar offensive substance, shall, at all times between the hours of three o'clock in the morning and twelve o'clock midnight, keep the cargo of such vessel so enclosed or covered as to prevent the emission of any offensive odors. The owner, captain or master of any vessel, or any other person responsible for any violation of the provisions of this section, shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars for each violation; and each day's continuance or repetition of such violation shall constitute a separate offense. State's attorneys and assistant state's attorneys or deputy assistant state's attorneys of the Superior Court and all other informing officers in their respective jurisdictions shall ascertain and prosecute for violations of the provisions of this section. Prosecution for any such violation may be maintained before the superior court in any judicial district whose territorial limits adjoin the waters affected by the provisions hereof.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3862; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 57; P.A. 74-183, S. 225, 291; P.A. 76-436, S. 194, 681; P.A. 78-280, S. 1, 2, 127.)

      History: 1961 act deleted obsolete references to prosecuting grand jurors, cities' attorneys and town, city, borough or police court, substituting circuit court; P.A. 74-183 replaced circuit court with court of common pleas and "circuit" with "county or judicial district"; P.A. 76-436 replaced court of common pleas with superior court and "prosecuting attorneys" with "state's attorneys and assistant state's attorneys or deputy assistant state's attorneys", effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 78-280 deleted reference to counties; Sec. 19-97 transferred to Sec. 19a-224 in 1983.

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