Section 2-27-14

Prohibited acts.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute, sell, offer for sale or keep for sale within the state or deliver for transportation or transport in intrastate commerce or between points within this state through any point outside this state any of the following:

(1) Any pesticide or device which has not been registered pursuant to the provisions of Section 2-27-9, or any pesticide if any of the claims made for it or any of the directions for its use differ in substance from the representations made in connection with the registration or if the composition of a pesticide differs from its composition as represented in connection with its registration; provided, that in the discretion of the commissioner, a change in the labeling of a pesticide may be made within a registration period without requiring reregistration of the pesticide.

(2) Any pesticide or device, unless it is in the registrant's or the manufacturer's unbroken immediate container and there is affixed to such container and to the outside container or wrapper of the retail package, if there be one, through which the required information on the immediate container cannot be clearly read, a label bearing:

a. The name and address of the manufacturer, registrant or person for whom manufactured;

b. The name, brand or trademark under which said article is sold;

c. The net weight or measure of the content, subject, however, to such reasonable variations as the commissioner may permit; and

d. Any other mandatory labeling requirements.

(3) Any pesticide which contains any substance or substances in quantities highly toxic to man, determined by the commissioner as provided in subsection (c) of Section 2-27-9, unless the label shall bear, in addition to any other matter required by this article:

a. The skull and crossbones;

b. The word "Poison" prominently in red on a background of distinctly contrasting color; and

c. A statement of an antidote for the pesticide.

(4) The pesticides commonly known as standard lead arsenate, basic lead arsenate, calcium arsenate, magnesium arsenate, zinc arsenate, zinc arsenite, sodium fluoride, sodium fluosilicate and barium fluosilicate, unless they have been distinctly colored or discolored as provided by regulations issued in accordance with this article, or any other white powder pesticide which the commissioner, after investigation of and after public hearing on the necessity of such action for the protection of the public health and the feasibility of such coloration or discoloration, shall, by regulation, require to be distinctly colored or discolored, unless it has been so colored or discolored.

(5) Any pesticide which is adulterated, contaminated or misbranded, or any device which is misbranded.

(b) It shall be unlawful:

(1) For any person to detach, alter, deface, or destroy, in whole or in part, any label or labeling provided for in this article or regulations promulgated under this article or to add any substance to, or take any substance from, a pesticide in a manner that may defeat the purpose of this article.

(2) For any person to use to his own advantage or to reveal, other than to the commissioner or proper officials or employees of the state or to the courts of this state in response to a subpoena, or to physicians, or in emergencies to pharmacists and other qualified persons for use in the preparation of antidotes, any information relative to formulas or products acquired by authority of Section 2-27-9.

(3) To disseminate any false advertisement.

(4) To hold or offer for sale, sell or distribute to the user any restricted-use pesticide or device without a license and unless the person to whom sale is made for use thereof, or his agent, to whom delivery is made holds a valid restricted pesticide-use permit issued by the commissioner.

(5) To purchase, use or possess a restricted-use pesticide without a pesticide-use permit.

(6) To purchase, use or dispose of a restricted-use pesticide or its container in a manner other than that stated on the purchase or use permit or in labeling or to use any pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its label or any other written, printed or graphic matter accompanying the pesticide or device at any time or to which reference is made on the label or in literature accompanying the pesticide or device, except to current official publications of the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Departments of Agriculture and Interior, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, state experiment stations, state agricultural colleges and other similar federal or state institutions or agencies authorized by law to conduct research in the field of pesticides.

(7) To hold or offer for sale, sell or distribute any pesticide where it has been determined that the use of the pesticide under subsection (e) of Section 2-27-9 is dangerous or harmful to humans, animals or the general environment and registration thereof has been refused or cancelled.

(8) To offer for sale, sell, purchase or transport any pesticide in any quantity, bulk or otherwise, in any container which fails to meet the specifications determined and established by the commissioner pursuant to regulations approved by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries. Such rules and regulations with respect to the movement or transportation of any pesticide shall be consistent with rules, regulations or other requirements of the federal Department of Transportation, Interstate Commerce Commission or other federal agency or department.

(Acts 1951, No. 908, p. 1548, §2; Acts 1971, No. 1949, p. 3151, §3; Acts 1977, No. 580, p. 769, §1.)