17.983 ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT.
Subdivision 1. Administrative penalties; citation.
If a person has violated a provision of
chapter 28A, 29, 31, 31A, 31B, 32, or 34, the commissioner may issue a written citation to the
person by personal service or by certified mail. The citation must describe the nature of the
violation and the statute or rule alleged to have been violated; state the time for correction, if
applicable; and the amount of any proposed fine. The citation must advise the person to notify the
commissioner in writing within 30 days if the person wishes to appeal the citation. If the person
fails to appeal the citation, the citation is the final order and not subject to further review.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98
Subd. 3. Contested case.
If a person appeals a citation or a penalty assessment within the time
limits in subdivision 1, the commissioner shall initiate a contested proceeding under chapter 14.
The report of the administrative law judge is the final decision of the commissioner of agriculture.
History: 1991 c 316 s 3; 1993 c 65 s 2; 1999 c 231 s 35; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 12,13