Section 2-2-33

Duty to perform tests or analyses; delegation; use of results.

(a) Whenever it shall be necessary to have any tests or analyses made in order to properly execute any law or rule and regulation under authority of law, the execution or administration of which is a duty imposed on the commissioner or the State Board of Agriculture and Industries, the commissioner shall make such tests or analyses or cause to be made such tests or analyses by employees of the Department of Agriculture and Industries or as otherwise provided in subsection (b).

(b) The commissioner, with approval of the State Board of Agriculture and Industries, may enter into agreements delegating the responsibility for laboratory tests or analyses to any laboratory operated by the United States government or any other state government. The commissioner may use the results of tests or analyses performed by these laboratories for the execution or administration of any law or rule imposed on the commissioner or the State Board of Agriculture and Industries.

(Ag. Code 1927, §220; Code 1940, T. 2, §497; Act 2015-262, §1.)