AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Within 14 days from the date test results in which a drug is shown to be present are received by the commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food, the commissioner shall notify the fair association or management of the livestock event and the owner of the tested animals of such results.
I. Any person or owner who violates any of the provisions of this subdivision or who violates any rules adopted under this subdivision, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if a natural person or guilty of a felony if any other person.
II. In addition, any person or owner who violates any of the provisions of this subdivision or rule adopted under it may be subject to an administrative fine levied by the commissioner, not to exceed $1,000 for each violation.
III. Any person or owner who is subject to paragraph I or II of this section shall forfeit any premiums or trophies offered at any livestock event. Such person or owner and the animals tested under RSA 436:87 shall be ineligible to compete in any future livestock event for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of the administrative fine levied or any court conviction.
IV. Any person fined or convicted of doping and stimulating animals entered into livestock events in any other state shall be ineligible to compete in any livestock event in this state for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of such fine or court conviction.
Source. 1987, 187:3. 1988, 80:3. 1995, 130:5, eff. July 23, 1995.