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31     c.  Bring an action in district court to enforce

32   penalties provided in this chapter, including the
33   assessment and collection of civil penalties.
34     3.  The attorney general shall have access to all
35   information reported by packers pursuant to section
36   172C.2, regardless of whether the information is
37   confidential.  The attorney general may use the
38   information in order to enforce this chapter or submit
39   the information to a federal agency in a legal action
40   against a packer.
41     Sec. 107. NEW SECTION.  172C.7  PENALTIES.
42     1.  A packer who fails to file a timely, accurate,
43   or complete purchase report as required pursuant to
44   section 172C.2 is subject to a civil penalty of not
45   more than five thousand dollars.
46     2.  A packer who fails to post a timely, accurate,
47   or complete purchase notice or communicate information
48   contained in the purchase notice to a livestock seller
49   upon request as required pursuant to section 172C.3 is
50   subject to a civil penalty of not more than one
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 1   thousand dollars.
 2     3.  A packer who includes a confidentiality
 3   provision in a contract with a livestock seller in
 4   violation of section 172C.4 is guilty of a fraudulent
 5   practice as provided in section 714.8."
 6     3.  Page 17, by inserting after line 1 the
 7   following:
 8     "Sec. 108.  Section 714.8, Code 1999, is amended by
 9   adding the following new subsection:
10     NEW SUBSECTION.  17.  A packer who includes a
11   confidentiality provision in a contract with a
12   livestock seller in violation of section 172C.3.
13     Sec. 200.  APPLICABILITY.  A packer shall provide
14   purchasing reports to the department of agriculture
15   and land stewardship as required in section 172C.2, as
16   enacted in this Act, and shall post a purchase notice
17   and communicate information contained in the purchase
18   notice to livestock sellers as provided in section
19   172C.3, as enacted in this Act, for each species of
20   livestock as defined in section 172C.1, as enacted in
21   this Act, upon adoption of rules governing that
22   species by the department."
23     4.  Page 17, by inserting after line 9 the
24   following:
25     "     .  Sections 101 through 108, amending section
26   22.7, subsection 38, enacting sections 172C.1 through
27   172C.7, and amending section 714.8, subsection 17,
28   relating to packer regulations.
29        .  Section 200, relating to packer regulations."

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