Maine Revised Statutes

§1045. Exemptions and violations

Sections 1043 and 1044 shall not apply to seed or grain not intended for sowing purposes, nor to seed in storage in, or consigned to, a seed cleaning or processing establishment for cleaning or processing. Any labeling or other representation which may be made with respect to the uncleaned or unprocessed seed shall be subject to this subchapter. [1977, c. 696, §87 (RPR).]

No person shall be deemed in violation of this subchapter for having sold or offered or exposed for sale in this State any agricultural vegetable or tree and shrub seed which were incorrectly labeled or represented as to kind, variety, type or origin, which seeds cannot be identified by examination thereof, unless he has failed to obtain an invoice or grower's declaration giving kind, or kind and variety, or kind and type, and origin if required, and to take such other precautions as may be necessary to insure the identity to be that stated. [1977, c. 696, §87 (RPR).]

Violation of this subchapter is a civil violation for which the following forfeitures may be adjudged. [1977, c. 696, §87 (RPR).]

1. First violation.  For the first violation, a forfeiture not to exceed $100; and
[ 1977, c. 696, §87 (NEW) .]
2. Subsequent violation.  For each subsequent similar violation, a forfeiture not to exceed $250.
[ 1977, c. 696, §87 (NEW) .]
1969, c. 42, §7 (AMD). 1977, c. 696, §87 (RPR).