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§19-12D-12. Importation or sale of multiflora rose unlawful.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code to the contrary, it is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to import or otherwise bring or move into this state or sell or offer or expose for sale or have in possession with intent to sell or offer or expose for sale in this state the noxious weed known as multiflora rose, rosa multiflora. Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $1,000, or confined in jail not more than one year or both fined and imprisoned. In addition, the commissioner may obtain injunctive relief, along with a civil penalty of $1,000, for any violation of this section in the circuit court of any county wherein such violation occurs. The commissioner shall not under any circumstances grant any permit for the sale in this state of or importation or other movement into this state of multiflora rose, rosa multiflora. The provisions of this section are in addition to the powers, duties and authority given to the commissioner elsewhere in this article and do not limit or abrogate in any way the powers and authority given the commissioner elsewhere in this article, except that the criminal penalties of this section apply to violations of this section and the penalty provisions of section eleven of this article do not apply thereto.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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