HOUSE BILL NO. 407
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend § 7501(3), Chapter 75, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by deleting the "." at the end of the definition of "Bees" and substituting in lieu thereof:
", or of any other bee species being transported into Delaware for any purpose.".
Section 2. Amend § 7512, Chapter 75, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by deleting the language therein in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof:
"Whoever violates this chapter or any order or quarantine regulation issued hereunder, or interferes in any way with the duly-appointed representatives of the Department of Agriculture in the discharge of the duties specified in this chapter shall be subject to the assessment of a civil penalty of no less than $100 and no more than $1000 on each count. For purposes of §§ 7509, 7510 and 7513 of this title, each colony shall constitute a single offense or count. No civil penalty shall be imposed until an administrative hearing is held before the Secretary of Agriculture or his or her designee. No civil penalty shall be assessed unless the person charged shall have been given notice and an opportunity for a hearing on such a charge in accordance with Chapter 101 of Title 29.".
Approved July 12, 2010