Civil and criminal penalties
- use of money collected.
1.Except as otherwise provided by a specific statute, a person who acts as a dealer, broker, commission merchant or agent without a license therefor as required by the provisions of this chapter, or who violates any other provision of this chapter, or any of the regulations lawfully adopted pursuant to provisions of this chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor. If the violation relates to the failure to make payment for farm products, an intent to defraud must be proven before a misdemeanor or other penalty may be imposed.
2.Any prosecution brought pursuant to this chapter may be brought in any county of this State in which the defendant or any one of the defendants resides, or in which the unlawful act was committed, or in which the defendant or any one of the defendants has his or her principal place of business.
3.In addition to any criminal penalty imposed pursuant to, or any remedy provided by, this chapter, the Director, after notice and a hearing in an administrative proceeding, may issue an order against any person who has violated any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter imposing a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each violation.
4.Any money collected from the imposition of a civil penalty pursuant to subsection 3 must be accounted for separately and:
(a)Fifty percent of the money must be used to fund a program selected by the Director that provides loans to persons who are engaged in agriculture and who are 21 years of age or younger; and
(b)The remaining 50 percent of the money must be deposited in the Account for the Control of Weeds established by NRS 555.035.
Section 576.150 — Civil and criminal penalties; venue; use of money collected.,