141-7 General penalty. (a) Any person violating any of the provisions of chapters 141, 142, or 144 to 149A, for which violation a penalty is not otherwise provided, or violating any rule of the department of agriculture, or any master of any vessel which brings into the State any article which the department at any time shall prohibit from being imported into the State, or the master of any vessel from which is landed any article required in chapters 141, 142, or 144 to 149A to be inspected, before the master has received a permit to land the articles from the department or its officer or inspector, as provided by chapters 141, 142, and 144 to 149A, shall be fined not more than $500.

(b) When any landowner or land occupier fails to cooperate with the department in its pest control or eradication programs, the department may proceed with its program at the expense of the landowner or land occupier. Any person who violates this chapter or any rule adopted by the department pursuant to section 141-3 shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 for the first offense, and not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 for each offense thereafter. [L 1903, c 44, 16; am L 1905, c 82, 3; am L 1907, c 112, 1; RL 1925, 644; RL 1935, 240; RL 1945, 1031; RL 1955, 18-18; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 22; am L 1961, c 132, 2; HRS 141-7; gen ch 1985; am L 1986, c 339, 7; am L 1992, c 72, 3]


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