The Vermont Statutes Online
FERTILIZER AND LIME
374. Short weight
(a) If any
fertilizer or agricultural liming material is found to be short in net weight,
the registrant of the fertilizer or lime shall pay a penalty of three times the
value of the actual shortage to the affected party.
registrant shall be offered an opportunity for a hearing before the secretary.
Penalty payments shall be made within 30 days after notice of the secretary's
decision to assess a penalty. Proof of payment to the consumer shall be
promptly forwarded to the secretary by the registrant.
(c) If the
consumer cannot be found, the amount of the penalty payments shall be paid to
the secretary who shall deposit the payment into the revolving account
established by subsection 364(e) of this title.
(d) This section
is not an exclusive cause of action and persons affected may utilize any other
right of action available under law. (Added 1985, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 1;
amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)