926.02 Director of agriculture - powers and duties.

The director of agriculture shall administer this chapter and may, in addition to any other powers conferred by it:

(A) Inspect, or cause to be inspected, any warehouse, or premises suspected of being a warehouse, at any reasonable time;

(B) Require the filing of reports describing any warehouse or the operation thereof;

(C) Determine whether warehouses are suitable for the storing, shipping, and conditioning of agricultural commodities;

(D) Petition the court of common pleas of the county in which the principal place of business of a licensed or unlicensed handler is situated to enforce compliance by the handler with this chapter, or any rule adopted by the director under it, by restraining order or mandatory injunction notwithstanding the existence of an adequate remedy at law;

(E) Prescribe all forms, within the limitations set forth in this chapter, including receipts, tickets, contracts, licenses, reports, and applications for licenses used by licensed handlers;

(F) Impound receipts, tickets, or other records when a handler's license is under suspension;

(G) Promulgate, adopt, and enforce rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code for carrying out this chapter.

Effective Date: 10-10-1988