Penalty; inspection of books and records.
Any seller of hens who willfully fails or refuses to pay to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries any assessment required to be so remitted to the commissioner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount equal to three times the amount of the assessment he failed or refused to remit as required under this article. The amount of any fine under this section shall be remitted to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries and shall be forthwith transferred by the commissioner to the account of the certified association entitled thereto. Any seller of hens who fails or refuses to allow the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his authorized agents and employees to inspect and review his books and records for the purpose of ascertaining the accuracy of amounts added and remitted as required under this article or any seller of hens who sells hens in Alabama without having a permit as required under Section 2-8-170 unless exempt by regulation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished as now prescribed by law for such an offense.
(Acts 1963, No. 351, p. 844, §23; Acts 1982, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 82-768, p. 246, §3.)