Section 8-15-12

Investigation of complaints against warehouse.

Upon the filing of a complaint in writing by any person with the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries setting forth a violation of the laws or rules and regulations relating to the operation of a public warehouse, setting forth that the warehouse building, structure, or protected enclosure is not reasonably suitable or adequate for the purpose for which it is used, setting forth facts showing that there is a shortage of the articles which have been stored in said warehouse, setting forth any other facts showing that the interests of the persons who have stored, or who may store, articles in such warehouse are jeopardized or are not properly safeguarded and protected or where such facts are ascertained by the commissioner by an investigation upon his own initiative, or otherwise, the commissioner must make an investigation to ascertain whether or not the facts alleged in the complaint are true or whether or not there is reasonable cause to believe such facts to be true.

(Ag. Code 1927, §398; Acts 1935, No. 13, p. 12; Acts 1939, No. 443, p. 586; Code 1940, T. 2, §578.)