STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
AN ACT requiring purchasers or receivers of milk or cream for manufacturing purposes or for resale, to furnish to the producer thereof certain periodical statements of daily deliveries and the average per centum butterfat test of the same; providing for the enforcement thereof; and fixing penalties.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That every purchaser or receiver of milk or cream from the producer thereof, for manufacturing purposes or for reselling the same, shall, at each periodical time of payment to such producer for such milk or cream, or where the producer of such milk or cream is selling the same to such purchaser or receiver by or through cooperative association or other agency and the payment therefor is being made by such purchaser or receiver to such cooperative association or other agency, shall, at the time such purchaser or receiver makes each periodical payment to such cooperative association or other agency, give each such producer so delivering milk a statement showing the amount delivered daily during the periodical time for which payment is made and the average per centum butterfat test of same, provided payment is made on the basis of butterfat content ; such statement to contain the name or number of the producer or seller of such milk or cream, the date of delivery thereof, and the amount so delivered ; such statement to be given in the terms of the unit used as a basis for determining the value thereof; Provided, however, that such purchaser or receiver may in lieu of said monthly statement give daily to such producer or to his agent at the time of delivery of such milk or cream to such purchaser or receiver a written statement of the amount of milk or cream so received or purchased.
Section 2. The Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture shall be charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed to prevent any individual from prosecuting any one violating any of the provisions of this Act.
Section 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both, in the discretion of the Court.
Section 4. All fines and penalties imposed and received for the violation of any of the provisions of this Act shall be paid to the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture or his agent, and shall thereafter be paid into the State Treasury for the use of the State.
Section 5. This Act shall take effect July first, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty-nine.
Section 6. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Approved March 7, 1929.