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2012 Statute


2-2203.Prohibited acts. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute, sell, or offer for sale within this state or deliver for transportation or transport in intrastate commerce or between points within this state through any point outside this state any of the following: (1) Any agricultural chemical which has not been registered pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 2-2204, and amendments thereto; (2) any agricultural chemical, if any of the claims made for it, or if any of the directions for its use, differ in substance from the representations made in connection with its registration; (3) any agricultural chemical if the composition thereof differs from its composition as represented in connection with its registration, unless within the discretion of the secretary, or an authorized representative of the secretary, a change in the labeling or formula of an agricultural chemical within a registration period, has been authorized, without requiring a reregistration of the product. (4) Any agricultural chemical, unless it is in the registrant's or the manufacturer's unbroken immediate container, and there is affixed to such container, and to the outside container or wrapper of the retail package, if there be one through which the required information on the immediate container cannot be clearly read, a label bearing the following: (a) The name and address of the manufacturer, registrant, or person for whom manufactured; (b) the name, brand, or trademark of said article and (c) the minimum net weight or measure of the contents except that herbicides shall be labeled to state the net weight of contents. (5) Any agricultural chemical which contains any substance or substances in quantities highly toxic to man, determined as provided in K.S.A. 2-2205, and amendments thereto, unless the label shall bear, in addition to any other matter required by this act: (a) The skull and crossbones; (b) the word "poison" prominently, in red, on a background of distinctly contrasting color; and (c) a statement of an antidote for the pesticide. (6) Any agricultural chemical which is adulterated or misbranded.

(b) It shall be unlawful: (1) For any person to detach, alter, deface, or destroy, in whole or in part, any label or labeling provided for in this act, or by regulations promulgated hereunder, or to add any substance to, or take any substance from, an agricultural chemical in any manner which may defeat the purposes of this act. (2) For any person to use for his or her own advantage or to reveal, other than to the secretary or an authorized representative of the secretary, or proper officials or employees of the state or to the courts of this state in response to a subpoena, or to physicians, or in emergencies to pharmacists and other qualified persons, for use in the preparation of antidotes, any information relative to formulas of products acquired by authority of K.S.A. 2-2204, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1947, ch. 10, § 3; L. 2009, ch. 128, § 3; July 1.