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2-2209. Seizures. (a) Any agricultural chemical that is distributed, sold, or offered for sale within this state or delivered for transportation or transported in intrastate commerce or between points within this state through any point outside this state shall be liable to be proceeded against in any court of competent jurisdiction in any county of the state where it may be found and seized for confiscation by process of libel for condemnation if it: (1) Is adulterated or misbranded; (2) has not been registered under the provisions of K.S.A. 2-2204, and amendments thereto; or (3) fails to bear on its label the information required by the agricultural chemical act of 1947.

(b) If the article is condemned, after entry of decree, it shall be disposed of by destruction or sale as the court may direct and the proceeds, if such article is sold, less legal costs, shall be paid to the state treasurer. The article shall not be sold contrary to the provisions of the agricultural chemical act of 1947. Upon payment of costs and upon the execution and delivery to the clerk of such court, of a good and sufficient bond to be approved by the judge, conditioned that the article shall not be disposed of unlawfully, the court may direct that such article be delivered to the owner thereof for relabeling or reprocessing as the case may be.

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

History: L. 1947, ch. 10, § 9; L. 1992, ch. 314, § 1; L. 2009, ch. 128, § 8; July 1.

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