☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 276

Effective - 28 Aug 1995 bottom

  276.406.  Director's powers and duties — rules and regulations, authority, procedure — subpoenas — administrative hearings on liability of sureties, review. — 1.  The director shall:

  (1)  Be responsible for the efficient administration of the supervisory and regulatory powers authorized by sections 276.401 to 276.581 and the regulations promulgated hereunder;

  (2)  Issue a license, in accordance with the provisions of sections 276.401 to 276.581, to any qualified applicant wishing to conduct business as a licensed grain dealer;

  (3)  Provide for the filing and approval of the surety bonds required by sections 276.401 to 276.581.

  2.   The director may:

  (1)  Promulgate and adopt such rules, regulations and standards in accordance with the provisions of chapter 536 as may be necessary for the efficient and effective enforcement of sections 276.401 to 276.581;

  (2)  Appoint one or more designated representatives to act for the director in any manner required to aid in the efficient administration of sections 276.401 to 276.581 and the regulations promulgated hereunder;

  (3)  Require records or reports pertaining to grain purchases or grain sales that the director deems necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of sections 276.401 to 276.581 and the regulations promulgated hereunder;

  (4)  Prescribe procedures for hearings to be held in accordance with the provisions of sections 276.401 to 276.581 and the regulations promulgated hereunder;

  (5)  Issue subpoenas and bring before the department any person and take testimony either orally, by deposition, or by exhibit in the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial proceedings and civil cases in the circuit courts of this state;

  (6)  Issue subpoenas duces tecum on any records relating to a grain dealer's business;

  (7)  Bring actions, in the name of the state of Missouri in the circuit court of any county wherein a grain dealer resides or is found in order to enforce compliance with sections 276.401 to 276.581 and the regulations promulgated hereunder by restraining order or injunction, either temporary or permanent;

  (8)  Conduct, or appoint a designated representative to conduct, administrative hearings pursuant to the provisions of sections 276.401 to 276.581, and chapter 536. Hearings may be conducted for the purpose of determining the liability of sureties which have filed bonds with the department on behalf of grain dealers licensed, or required to be licensed, under said sections.  Hearings may be conducted for the purpose of determining the validity of grain-related claims filed with the department against such grain dealers and sureties, as well as the subsequent disbursement of all available funds, pro rata or otherwise, to satisfy claims determined to be valid.  An order issued by the director, or his designated representative, as a result of such hearings shall be final and legally binding on all parties unless appealed as provided in chapter 536.

  3.   No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1627 § 2, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1578, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3)


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