Section: Effect of Revised Statutes and acts hereafter passed upon actions or proceedings commenced prior to the effective date of such legislation
No person, except the port warden appointed under this chapter, shall:
a. Assume to act as port warden;
b. Assume to perform or perform under any name or title any service or duty which the port warden may perform or which any person may require the port warden to perform;
c. Undertake the performance of any of the duties prescribed in this chapter or pertaining to the office of port warden, whether or not the port warden has been notified or requested to act; or
d. Have, permit or continue in or about his premises, place of business or office any sign, token or notice that he is a port warden or that he can or will act as a port warden, or give notice or advertise that he is such or will act as such.
No person shall employ, aid or suffer any person other than the legally appointed warden to perform any of such duties.
No person shall issue certificates of surveys of vessels, vessels' materials or goods damaged, with the intent to defeat or defraud the provisions of this chapter.
No person shall sign or issue any certificate, report or other paper purporting to be made or signed by any person not appointed as a port warden under this chapter, in which certificate, report or paper such person not so appointed is designated or described as a port warden, whether of this or any other state.
Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or imprisonment at hard labor for a term not exceeding one year, or both, and in addition shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each offense to be sued for and recovered by the warden or his successor in office under his proper name and title.
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