73-36-35. Practice of forestry by unregistered person; penalty; preferring charges.

Any person who practices or offers to practice the profession of forestry in this state without being registered in accordance with this chapter, or any person who uses in connection with his name, or otherwise assumes, uses or advertises any title or description tending to convey the impression that he is a registered forester without being registered in accordance with this chapter, or any person who presents or attempts to use as his own the license of another, or any person who gives any false or forged evidence of any kind to the board or any member in obtaining a license, or any person who attempts to use an expired or revoked license, or any person, firm, partnership or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this chapter and has not been issued an administrative fine by the board for the violation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for each violation. The board, or any person or persons as may be designated by the board to act in its stead, is empowered to prefer charges for any violations of this chapter in any court of competent jurisdiction. It shall be the duty of all duly constituted officers of the law of this state to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to prosecute any persons, firms, partnerships or corporations violating same. The Attorney General of the state or his designated assistant shall act as legal advisor of the board and render such assistance as may be necessary in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.

Laws, 1977, ch. 475, § 17; reenacted, 1983, ch. 326, § 18; reenacted, 1991, ch. 330, § 18; Laws, 2000, ch. 601, § 13; reenacted without change, Laws, 2004, ch. 416, § 18; Laws, 2007, ch. 398, § 3, eff from and after July 1, 2007.