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      RS 3:842     


§842.  Dealers and handlers; records; reports; licensing; fees

A.  Except as otherwise provided by this Part, every person who produces, processes, distributes, or sells eggs or egg products in Louisiana shall obtain a license to do so from the department.  Each license shall be renewed annually.  Failure to obtain or renew a license, when required, shall be a violation of this Part.  An application for a license, or for a renewal, shall be on a form furnished by the department and shall furnish such information as the commissioner shall deem reasonably pertinent.  A fee of one hundred dollars shall accompany each license application and renewal.

B.  Every person who produces, processes, holds, stores, maintains, distributes, or sells eggs or egg products in Louisiana shall keep a complete and accurate record of all eggs and egg products handled and all assessments paid or collected by him.  These records shall be in a form and contain such information as the commissioner may require.  These records shall be preserved for the period of time set by the commissioner in regulations adopted pursuant to this Part.

C.  The department shall have access, during normal working hours, to any premises where there is reason to believe that eggs or egg products are being produced, processed, held, stored, maintained, distributed, sold, or offered for sale.  The department may examine any facility and any records relating to the production, processing, holding, storing, maintaining, distributing, or selling of eggs or egg products.  The department may inspect and audit all books and records relating to the amount of any assessment that may be due and the collection and payment of any such assessment.  Entrance on the premises under the provisions of this Subsection shall not be deemed to be criminal trespass under any state law or local ordinance.

Added by Acts 1968, No. 441, §1; Acts 2003, No. 523, §1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2009, No. 24, §8F, eff. June 12, 2009.

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