Section 2-17-37

Penalties for violations of chapter; commissioner not required to report minor violations of chapter for prosecution, etc.

(a) Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter for which no other criminal penalty is provided by this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00; provided, that no person, firm or corporation shall be subject to penalties under this section for receiving for transportation or transporting any article or animal in violation of this chapter if such receipt or transportation was made in good faith, unless such person, firm or corporation refuses to furnish on request of a representative of the commissioner the name and address of the person from whom he received such article or animal and copies of all documents, if any there be, pertaining to the delivery of the article or animal to him.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as requiring the commissioner to report for prosecution or for the institution of a proceeding for condemnation or injunction proceeding minor violations of this chapter whenever he believes that the public interest will be adequately served by other remedies and procedures to be exercised by him.

(Acts 1969, No. 1049, p. 1939, §28.)