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21.88 Penalties.

Subdivision 1. Misdemeanor; gross misdemeanor. A violation of sections 21.80 to 21.92 or a rule adopted under section 21.85 is a misdemeanor. Each additional day of violation is a separate offense. A subsequent violation by a person is a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 2. Unlawful practice. In addition to other penalties provided by law, a person who violates a provision of sections 21.80 to 21.92 or a rule adopted under section 21.85 has committed an unlawful practice under sections 325F.68 and 325F.69 and is subject to the remedies provided in sections 8.31 and 325F.70.

Subd. 3. Penalties not to apply. A person is not subject to the penalties in subdivision 1 or 2 for having sold seeds which were incorrectly labeled or represented as to kind, species, subspecies, if appropriate, variety, type, origin and year, elevation or place of collection if required, if the seeds cannot be identified by examination unless the person has failed to obtain an invoice or genuine grower's or tree seed collector's declaration or other labeling information and to take other reasonable precautions to ensure the identity is as stated.

HIST: 1983 c 293 s 47; 1986 c 444