2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 4:8-17.26 - Right of entry by state seed analyst; "stop sale" orders; testing facilities; purity and germination tests

4:8-17.26. Right of entry by state seed analyst; "stop sale" orders; testing facilities; purity and germination tests

The State Seed Analyst individually or through his authorized agents, is authorized to:

(a) Enter upon any public or private premises during regular business hours in order to have access to seeds and the records connected therewith subject to this act and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder, and any truck or other conveyor by land, water, or air at any time when the conveyor is accessible, for the same purpose.

(b) Issue and enforce a written or printed "stop sale" order to the owner or custodian of any lot of seed which the State Seed Analyst finds is in violation of any of the provisions of this act or rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, which order shall prohibit further sales, processing and movement of such seed, except on approval of the State Seed Analyst, until the law has been complied with and he has issued a written release from the "stop sale" order of such seed, provided that in respect to seed which has been denied sale, processing and movement as provided in this paragraph, the owner or custodian of such seed shall have the right to appeal from said order to a court of competent jurisdiction, praying for a judgment as to the justification of such order and for the discharge of such seed from the order prohibiting the sale, processing and movement in accordance with the findings of the court; and provided further that the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed as limiting the right of the enforcement officer to proceed as authorized by other sections of this act.

(c) Establish and maintain or make provisions for seed testing facilities, to employ qualified persons, and to incur such expenses as may be necessary to comply with these provisions.

(d) Make or provide for making purity and germination tests of seed for farmers and dealers on request; and to prescribe rules and regulations governing such testing.

L.1963, c. 29, s. 14.

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