2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:10-72 - Penalties; Remedies
4:10-72. Penalties; remedies
30. Any person who violates any provision of this act or of any marketing program issued pursuant to this act shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense.
Each day of violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
Penalties set forth in this act shall be sued for by and in the name of the secretary, and shall be recoverable with costs. The Superior Court and municipal courts shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this act or of any marketing program issued pursuant to this act. Any proceeding for a violation of this act may be brought in the municipality where the violator resides, has a place of business or principal office, or where the act or omission or part thereof complained of occurred. The proceeding shall be summary in nature and in accordance with "the penalty enforcement law" (N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq.). A warrant may be issued in lieu of summons. If judgment shall be rendered for the plaintiff, the court shall cause any defendant, who may refuse or fail to pay forthwith the amount of the judgment rendered against him and all costs and charges incident thereto, to be committed to the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.
If a defendant who is committed to jail in default of payment of the penalty shall serve the full period for which he shall be committed, upon his release from jail he shall be entitled to have the judgment satisfied of record.
The secretary may institute an action in the Superior Court for injunctive relief to prevent and restrain any violation of this act or of any marketing program issued pursuant to the act.
Any action based upon the violation of this act or any marketing program issued pursuant to this act shall be commenced within one year from the date of the violation.
The penalties and remedies prescribed in this section shall be concurrent and alternative and shall not bar any other civil, criminal or administrative action authorized by law in respect to such violation.
L.1971,c.308,s.30; amended 1991,c.91,s.170.
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