Chapter 20.01 RCW

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS—COMMISSION MERCHANTS, DEALERS, BROKERS, BUYERS, AGENTS

Sections
Definitions.
Rules and regulationsEnforcement of chapterInterference prohibited.
Exemptions.
License required of persons dealing in livestock, hay, grain, or straw.
LicenseGenerally.
License renewals.
Licensee in one class may obtain license in anotherAdditional fee.
Application for licenseContents.
Commission merchant's schedule of commissions and chargesChanges, posting.
Waiver of reporting, accounting, and recordkeeping requirements prohibited.
Agent to disclose principal licensee and his endorsement.
Issuance of licenseExpiration dateFraudulent application grounds for refusal, revocation.
Publication of list of licensees and rulesPosting license.
Vehicle license plates.
Hay or strawCertified vehicle tare and load weightsViolations.
Disposition of moneys.
Change in organization of firm to be reported.
Denial, suspension, revocation of licenses, probationary ordersAuthority.
Denial, suspension, revocation of licenses, probationary ordersProcedure.
Denial, suspension, revocation of licenses, probationary ordersSubpoenas, witnesses, testimony, fees.
Denial, suspension, revocation of licenses, probationary ordersFindings and conclusionsRecord.
Denial, suspension, revocation of licenses, probationary ordersFinal action in writingAppeal to superior court.
Denial, suspension, revocation of licenses, probationary ordersAppellate review.
License suspensionNoncompliance with support orderReissuance.
Commission merchants, dealersBonds.
Alternative bonding provision for certain dealers.
Livestock dealers bonded under federal law.
Appeal from rejected bond claim.
Action on bond for fraud.
Action on bond for failure to comply with chapter.
Claims against commission merchant, dealer.
Failure of consignor to file claim, time limitation.
Director not liable if circumstances prevent ascertainment of creditorsDemand on bond.
Demand on bond after claims ascertainedPower of director to settle, compromise.
Action on bond after refusal to payNew bond, failure to file.
Verified complaints of consignorInvestigations.
Oaths, testimony, witnesses, subpoenasContempt proceedingsRecords as evidence.
Investigations, examinations, inspectionsSearch warrantsSubpoenas.
Denial, revocation, suspension, or condition of licenses, probationary ordersGrounds.
Denial, revocation, suspension of licenses, probationary ordersPrevious violations as grounds.
Denial, revocation, suspension of licenses, probationary ordersHearing, investigationFindings requiredNotices.
Order of revocation, suspension.
Commission merchantsRecordkeeping.
Dealers, cash buyers, livestock dealersRecordkeepingCarrying identification and health documents.
Failure to complyConstruction of transaction.
When dealer must pay for products delivered to him or her.
Broker's memorandum of sale.
Manifest of cargoBill of lading.
Commission merchant's report of sale to consignor.
Commission merchant's remittance to consignor.
Commission merchant's copy of records to be retainedInspectionDepartment's certificate of condition, quality, etc.
Claims against seller by dealer, cash buyerCredit to dealer, cash buyer against consignorCertificate of proof.
Prohibited actsPenalties.
Time of sale requirementUnlawful practice.
Action to enjoin violation of chapter.
Licensee under chapterPrima facie evidence acting as licensee handling agricultural products.
Violations resulting in improper or nonpaymentCharges.
Civil infractionsNoticeMisdemeanors.
Civil infractionsResponse to notice.
Civil infractionsHearing to contest chargeOrderAppeal.
Civil infractionsInformal hearing on mitigating circumstancesOrderNo appeal.
Civil infractionsMonetary penaltyFailure to pay, misdemeanor.
"Grower," "processor" definedApplication of exemption contained in RCW 20.01.030(1).
Processor's form showing maximum processing capacity.
Processor to have grower contracts and commitments on file.
Grower may file form showing crops processor is committed to purchase.
Committing to purchase more crops than plants can processViolation.
Discrimination by processor.
Effective date of RCW 20.01.500 through 20.01.550.
Cash or other security in lieu of surety bond.
Authority to stop vehicle violating chapterFailure to stop, civil infraction.
Chapter cumulative and nonexclusive.
Effective date1959 c 139.
Repealer.
RepealerSavings1979 ex.s. c 115.
NOTES:
Administrative Procedure Act: Chapter 34.05 RCW.
Lien for transportation, storage, advancements, etc.: Chapter 60.60 RCW.
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