Maine Revised Statutes

§2103. Certificates and counterfeits

The commissioner may issue a certificate or tag which shall be attached to each container or package in which certified seed shall be offered or exposed for sale. Such tag or certificate shall indicate the name of the grower, the shipping station or depot, the name of the inspector making the final inspection, the variety of the seed and shall bear the imprint of the seal of the State. Any tag having the words "inspected" or "certified seed" thereon, attached to the container or package in which certified seed shall be offered or exposed for sale, shall be so attached thereto that the whole of said certificate or tag shall be in full view. Any person who shall knowingly misuse any such tag or certificate or who shall attach to any package or container of seed, which has not been duly inspected and certified, any such tag or certificate which shall have printed thereon the words "certified seed" or which by reason of color, size, shape or otherwise may convey the impression that the seed has been certified by the commissioner, or his agents, commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of $50 may be adjudged for each violation and shall be thenceforth denied the privileges of this chapter. [1977, c. 696, §90 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 696, §90 (AMD).