(1)The commissioner, pursuant to the provisions of the “State Administrative Procedure Act”, article 4 of title 24, C.R.S., shall enforce the provisions of this article. After an investigation, the commissioner may, through the attorney general, enforce any of the provisions of this article, including recovering any money due the department or any penalty assessed pursuant to this article, and defend any suit or action brought against the commissioner or the department under this article.
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(a)If the commissioner has reasonable cause to believe a violation of this article is occurring and determines that immediate action is necessary, the commissioner may issue a cease-and-desist order. Such cease-and-desist order shall be issued to the alleged violator and shall set forth the alleged violation, the facts which constitute such violation, and an order that all such violative conduct immediately cease.
(b)If a person fails to comply with a cease-and-desist order within twenty-four hours after being served with such order, the commissioner may bring a suit for a temporary restraining order and injunctive relief to prevent any further violation of such order.
(c)No stay of a cease-and-desist order shall be issued before a hearing has been held at which both parties have had an opportunity to appear.
(d)Matters brought before a court pursuant to this section shall have preference over other matters on the calendar of the court.
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(a)If the commissioner determines that a person has engaged in or is about to engage in any act or practice violating any provision of this article, any rule or regulation, or any order issued under this article, the commissioner may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction to temporarily or permanently restrain such person or enjoin the violative practice.
(b)In any action taken pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (3), the court shall not require the commissioner to:
(I)Plead or prove irreparable injury or inadequacy of a remedy at law; or
(II)Post a bond.
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(a)Any lot of seed which is sold, offered or exposed for sale, bartered, or distributed in violation of this article shall be subject to embargo on complaint of the commissioner to a court of competent jurisdiction for the area in which such lot of seed is located.
(b)If the court finds, pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (4), seed to be in violation of this article and orders the embargo and condemnation of such seed, such seed shall be, pursuant to court order, conditioned, denatured, destroyed, relabeled, or otherwise disposed of in a manner consistent with the quality of such seed.
Section 35-27-116 — Enforcement,
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