☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 276

Effective - 28 Aug 1980 bottom

  276.481.  Inspection of premises and records — dealers may be required to report — transporters to have proper records — director to investigate. — 1.  The director or any auditor appointed pursuant to the provisions of section 276.476 may inspect the premises used by any person licensed under sections 276.401 to 276.581, or persons who the director has reasonable cause to believe should be licensed under sections 276.401 to 276.581, in the conduct of his business at any time.  The books, accounts, records and papers of every grain dealer shall at all times during business hours be subject to inspection as prescribed by the director.

  2.   The director may perform such inspections as are necessary for the orderly administration of the provisions of sections 276.401 to 276.581 based upon reports and other information available to him.

  3.   Every person licensed under sections 276.401 to 276.581 and such person's employees, agents, officers, partners, directors, and shareholders shall cooperate and hold themselves available to assist in the inspection, including allowing full and reasonable use of the weighing, sampling, and grading equipment, if any.

  4.   Any dealer who is licensed in this state and who does not have a place of business within the state shall make available and furnish to the director or an auditor, upon request, all books, accounts, papers, and records of grain transactions within this state at any time and place that the director may designate.

  5.   Each grain dealer may also be required to make such reports as deemed necessary by the director to protect the seller of grain as set forth in sections 276.401 to 276.581 and the regulations promulgated hereunder.

  6.   The transporter of grain in transit shall have in his possession bills of lading or other documents covering such grain in transit.  Such documents shall be available for inspection by the director or his agent upon request.

  7.   The director shall, upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts which if proved would be in violation of the provisions of sections 276.401 to 276.581, or regulations promulgated hereunder or would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license under sections 276.401 to 276.581, investigate the actions of any person applying for, holding, or claiming to hold a license; provided that the director is not required to investigate any complaint which does not appear to have a reasonable basis.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1627 § 17)


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