2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:10-14 - Penalty for violations or interference.
4:10-14 Penalty for violations or interference.
4:10-14. a. A person who shall:
(1) except as provided for pursuant to subsection b. of this section, violate any provision of this chapter or any rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto to implement any such provision;
(2) fail to comply with any requirement of this chapter;
(3) with intent to deceive, answer or report falsely in response to any requirement of this chapter; or
(4) knowingly interfere with the secretary, or the employees or agents of the department, in the performance of duties prescribed by this chapter--
Shall for the first offense be liable to a penalty of not more than $100, and for any subsequent offense be liable to a penalty of not more than $200, to be collected in a civil action in a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). The Superior Court and the municipal court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999" in connection with this section. The penalty when recovered shall be paid to the General Fund. Whenever a violation of this section involves false, misleading, or improper labeling of farm products, each package shall constitute a separate violation.
b. The provisions of subsection a. of this section shall not apply to violations of R.S.4:10-5, or any rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
amended 1953, c.5, s.21; 2011, c.218, s.4.