AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTS
22-1104. Violation of rules — Civil penalty. Any person violating a rule promulgated by the director to implement provisions of this chapter may be assessed a civil penalty by the department or its duly authorized agent of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each offense and shall be liable for reasonable attorney’s fees. Assessment of a civil penalty may be made in conjunction with any other department administrative action. No civil penalty may be assessed unless the person charged was given notice and opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the Idaho administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. If the department is unable to collect such civil penalty or if any person fails to pay all or a set portion of the civil penalty as determined by the department, it may recover such amount by action in the appropriate district court. Any person against whom the department has assessed a civil penalty under this section may, within twenty-eight (28) days of the final agency action making the assessment, seek judicial review of the assessment in accordance with the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
Moneys collected for violation of a rule or regulation shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the organic food products administration account of the department.
[22-1104, added 1990, ch. 145, sec. 1, p. 326; am. 1993, ch. 216, sec. 2, p. 589; am. 2002, ch. 88, sec. 1, p. 209.]