Section 2-8-22

Penalty for failure to deduct and pay over assessment.

Any dealer, handler, processor, sales market or other purchaser of cattle who willfully fails or refuses to deduct and pay to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries any assessment required to be so deducted and remitted to the commissioner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount equal to three times the amount of the assessment he failed or refused to collect and remit as required under this article. The amount of any fine under this section shall be remitted to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries and shall be forthwith transferred by the commissioner to the account of the certified association entitled thereto.

(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 280, p. 2320, §22.)