TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-25
Pesticide Control

SECTION 23-25-22


§ 23-25-22 Judicial action after "stop sale, use, or removal" order.

(a) After service of a "stop sale, use, or removal" order is made upon any person, either that person, the registrant, or the director may file an action in a superior court in the county in which a violation of this chapter or regulations adopted under this chapter is alleged to have occurred for an adjudication of the alleged violation. The court in that action may issue temporary or permanent injunctions, mandatory or restraining, and any intermediate orders as it deems necessary or advisable. The court may order condemnation of any pesticide or device which does not meet the requirements of this chapter or regulations adopted under this chapter.

(b) If the pesticide or device is condemned, it shall, after entry of decree, be disposed of by destruction or sale as the court directs and if the pesticide or device is sold, the proceeds, less costs including legal cost, shall be paid to the general treasury as provided in § 23-25-32; provided, that the pesticide or device shall not be sold contrary to the provisions of this chapter or regulations adopted under this chapter. Upon payment of costs and execution and delivery of a good and sufficient bond conditioned that the pesticide or device shall not be disposed of unlawfully, the court may direct that the pesticide or device be delivered to the its owner for relabeling, reprocessing, removal from the state, or otherwise bringing the product into compliance.

(c) When a decree of condemnation is entered against the pesticide or device, court costs, fees, storage, and other proper expenses shall be awarded against the person, if any, appearing as claimant of the pesticide.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 191, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-41.1-22; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)