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  281.050.  Pesticide dealer's license required, fee, qualifications — grounds for suspension or revocation — restricted use of pesticides, sale or transfer, to whom, exception — records to be kept — change of address, notice of. — 1.  No individual shall act in the capacity of a pesticide dealer or shall engage in the business of, advertise as, or assume to act as a pesticide dealer unless he or she has obtained a license from the director which shall expire one year from date of issuance.  An individual shall be required to obtain a license for each location or outlet from which such pesticides are distributed, sold, held for sale, or offered for sale at retail or wholesale direct to the end user.  Pesticide dealers may be designated by the director as agents of the state for the purpose of issuing permits for restricted use pesticides to private applicators.

  2.  Application for a pesticide dealer's license shall be made on a designated form obtained from the director's office.  The director shall collect a fee of thirty-five dollars for the issuance of each license.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to a pesticide applicator who sells pesticides only as an integral part of his or her pesticide application service when such pesticides are dispensed only through apparatuses used for such pesticide applications.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to any federal, state, or county agency which provides pesticides for its own programs.

  3.  Each applicant shall satisfy the director as to his or her knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the use and sale of pesticides and his or her responsibility in carrying on the business of a pesticide dealer.  Each licensed pesticide dealer shall be responsible for insuring that all of his or her employees and agents who sell or recommend restricted use pesticides have adequate knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the use and sale of such restricted use pesticides.

  4.  Each pesticide dealer shall be responsible for the acts of each person employed by him or her in the solicitation and sale of pesticides and all claims and recommendations for use of pesticides.  The dealer's license shall be subject to denial, suspension, or revocation after a hearing for any violation of sections 281.010 to 281.115 whether committed by the dealer, or by the dealer's officer, agent or employee.

  5.  No pesticide dealer shall sell, give away or otherwise make available any restricted use pesticides to anyone but certified applicators or operators, or to private applicators who have met the requirements of subsection 5 of section 281.040, or to other pesticide dealers, except that pesticide dealers may allow the designated representative of such certified applicators, operators or private applicators to take possession of restricted use pesticides when those restricted use pesticides are purchased by and for use by or under the direct supervision of such certified applicator, operator or private applicator.

  6.  The director shall require the pesticide dealer, or his or her employer, to maintain books and records with respect to sales of restricted use pesticides.  Such relevant information as the director may deem necessary may be specified by regulation.  Such records shall be kept for a period of three years from the date of sale of the restricted use pesticide to which such records refer, and the director shall upon request in writing be furnished with a copy of such records by any licensed pesticide dealer or his or her employer.

  7.  Every licensed pesticide dealer who changes his or her address or place of business shall immediately notify the director.

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(L. 1974 S.B. 431 § 9, A.L. 1977 H.B. 665, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1384, A.L. 2019 S.B. 133)


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