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  276.511.  Classification of dealers. — 1.  For the purpose of regulation, all dealers shall be classified according to their type of business operation.

  2.   Dealers that meet the requirements set forth below may be classified as class I dealers:

  (1)  Each class I grain dealer must have and maintain a net worth equal to the greater of fifty thousand dollars or two percent of grain purchases;

  (2)  Each class I grain dealer shall be open for business every business day for a period of not less than six hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m.  and 6:00 p.m., except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection.  The dealer shall keep conspicuously posted on the door of the public entrance to his office a notice showing the hours during which the business will be kept open, except when such business is kept open continuously from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;

  (3)  In case the dealer's office is not to be kept open as required by subdivision (2) of this subsection, the notice posted as prescribed in that subdivision shall state the period during which the business is to be closed and the name of an accessible person, with the address where he is to be found, and the telephone number, if any, of whom shall be authorized to pay for grain sold to such dealer business.

  3.   Dealers also licensed as warehousemen under chapter 411 or under the United States Warehouse Act that do not meet the requirements of class I dealers are class II dealers.

  (1)  Each class II grain dealer shall be open for business every business day for a period of not less than six hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m.  and 6:00 p.m., except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection.  The dealer shall keep conspicuously posted on the door of the public entrance to his office a notice showing the hours during which the business will be kept open, except when such business is kept open continuously from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;

  (2)  In case the dealer's office is not to be kept open as required by subdivision (1) of this subsection, the notice posted as prescribed in that subdivision shall state the period during which the business is to be closed and the name of an accessible person, with the address where he is to be found, and the telephone number, if any, of whom shall be authorized to pay for grain sold to such dealer business.

  4.   Dealers using physical facilities, in which bulk grain may be stored or held, in the operation of their dealer business, maintaining* an office, and not licensed as a warehouseman under chapter 411, or the United States Warehouse Act, may be classified by the director as class III grain dealers.

  (1)  Each class III grain dealer shall be open for business every business day for a period of not less than six hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection.  The dealer shall keep conspicuously posted on the door of the public entrance to his office a notice showing the hours during which the business will be kept open, except when such business is kept open continuously from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;

  (2)  In case the dealer's office is not to be kept open as required by subdivision (1) of this subsection, the notice posted as prescribed in that subdivision shall state the period during which the business is to be closed and the name of an accessible person, with the address where he is to be found, and the telephone number, if any, of whom shall be authorized to pay for grain sold to such dealer business.

  5.   Dealers primarily engaged in the trucking or transportation business, who incidental to or as a part of such business buy or sell grain, may be classified by the director as class IV dealers.

  6.   Notwithstanding subdivision (18) of subsection 4 of section 276.401 to the contrary, dealers whose grain transactions are only comprised of sales of grain from their own farming operations may apply for a class V grain dealers license.

  7.   All dealers who are not class I, II, III, IV or V dealers are class VI dealers.

  8.   The director may establish, by rule or regulation, additional requirements for the regulation of all classes of grain dealers.  Such rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of sections 276.401 to 276.582.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1627 § 23, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1578, A.L. 1997 H.B. 211)

Effective 4-02-97

*Word "maintain" appears in original rolls.


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