81-8-235. Penalties for financial violations. (1) A person found, after notice and hearing, to be in violation of 81-8-234 shall be assessed a civil penalty by the department of not less than $100 or more than $5,000, have his license or certificate suspended or revoked, or both.
(2) A person found, after notice and hearing, to have committed a subsequent violation of 81-8-234 after the department has assessed a penalty pursuant to subsection (1) shall be fined not less than $250 or more than $5,000 and have his license or certificate suspended or revoked.
(3) A person, whether or not licensed under this part, who issues or delivers a check or other order upon a real or fictitious depository in payment for a livestock purchase knowing that it will not be paid by the depository is guilty of a felony and on conviction may be imprisoned for not more than 5 years or fined not more than $10,000, or both. If the person has an account with the depository, failure to make good the check or other order within 5 days after written notice of nonpayment has been received by the issuer is prima facie evidence that he knew it would not be paid by the depository.
History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 566, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 52, L. 1985.