19-10B-1 Short title
19-10B-2 Definitions
19-10B-3 License required; fee
19-10B-4 Applicant to furnish bond
19-10B-5 Records of transactions; inspection by commissioner
19-10B-6 Investigation of complaints; board of review; orders of the commissioner; hearing; review
19-10B-7 Refusals, suspensions or revocation of licenses
19-10B-8 Fees paid into special fund in State Treasury
19-10B-9 Commissioner to enforce article; rules and regulations
19-10B-10 Penalties
19-10B-11 Construction

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 19 > Article 10B

  • Bond: means a written instrument guaranteeing that the person bonded shall faithfully fulfill the terms of the contract of purchase and guarantee payment of the purchase price of all livestock purchased by him/her, and made payable to the commissioner for the benefit of persons sustaining loss resulting from the nonpayment of the purchase price or the failure to fulfill the terms of the contract of purchase. See West Virginia Code 19-10B-2
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture of the State of West Virginia and duly authorized representatives. See West Virginia Code 19-10B-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture of the State of West Virginia. See West Virginia Code 19-10B-2
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • laws of the state: includes the Constitution of West Virginia and the Constitution of the United States, and treaties and laws made in pursuance thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Livestock: means cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats or any other animal of the bovine, equine, porcine, ovine or caprine specie, and domestic poultry. See West Virginia Code 19-10B-2
  • Livestock dealer: means a person other than a livestock producer who buys, receives or assembles livestock for resale, either for his/her own account or that of another person. See West Virginia Code 19-10B-2
  • Livestock producer: means a person selling livestock which he/she has raised or livestock which he/she has additionally purchased and summered or wintered. See West Virginia Code 19-10B-2
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity. See West Virginia Code 19-10B-2
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10