Section 2-27-16

Penalty for violation of article; injunctions.

(a) Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article declared to be unlawful or who shall fail or refuse to perform any duty or requirement imposed by the provisions of this article, or who shall violate any rule or regulation duly promulgated under this article or who shall sell or offer for sale or distribute for sale any pesticide or device in violation of any of the requirements of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished as now prescribed by law for such an offense. Fines imposed under this article shall be paid into the Agricultural Fund of the State Treasury.

(b) In addition to the penalty and other enforcement remedies of this article and notwithstanding the existence of an adequate legal remedy, the circuit court, or any judge thereof, shall have jurisdiction and for cause shown and upon a hearing to grant a temporary restraining order or preliminary or permanent injunction, or both, restraining and enjoining any person from violating or continuing to violate any of the provisions of this article or any rule or regulation promulgated under authority of this article. Said injunction shall be issued without bond. Any action commenced under this subsection based upon facts furnished by the commissioner or others having knowledge thereof shall be brought in the name of the State of Alabama; provided, that such action shall be brought upon the relation of the Attorney General and with his approval who shall be assisted by the district attorney or deputy district attorney for the county in which injunctive proceedings are filed.

(Acts 1951, No. 908, p. 1548, §7; Acts 1971, No. 1949, p. 3151, §13.)