Section 2-29-9

Prohibited acts.

No person shall receive or offer to receive, sell or offer to sell on commission within this state any kind of farm products without a permit, except as permitted by this chapter. No person being a commission merchant in farm products shall knowingly impose any false or fictitious charge for handling or services in connection with farm products or, with intent to defraud, fail to account or make settlement therefor promptly and properly or, with intent to deceive, make any material false statement or statements as to market conditions or enter into any combination to fix the prices of farm products or, with intent to defraud, make any material false statement or report as to the grade, condition, markings, quality or quantity of goods, received or, without a permit, advertise or hold himself out as a commission merchant in farm products or directly or indirectly purchase for his own account goods received for sale on commission without prior written authority from the consignor or fail promptly to notify the consignor of any such purchase on his own account or fail forthwith to enter any such transaction of purchase on the record or account of sales (this clause shall not be construed as prohibiting any commission merchant from taking to account of sales, in order to close his day's business, miscellaneous lots or parcels of farm products remaining unsold, if such commission merchant shall forthwith enter such transaction in his account of sales) or willfully fail or refuse to comply with any provisions of this chapter; and every person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Ag. Code 1927, §286; Code 1940, T. 2, §480.)