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HB18-1246

Modernization Of The Nursery Act

Concerning updates to the "Colorado Nursery Act", and, in connection therewith, modernizing the act and protecting agriculture from pests, diseases, and noxious weeds.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
Agriculture
Bill Summary

The bill updates the 'Colorado Nursery Act', last amended in 2009, to protect nursery stock by:

  • Updating definitions, including amending the definition of 'nursery stock' and adding a definition of 'noxious weed' ( section 2 of the bill);
  • Removing an exemption from inspections for nurseries that only sell nursery stock grown in Colorado and not exported outside of Colorado ( section 3 );
  • Authorizing the commissioner of agriculture to promulgate rules to add additional information to the nursery stock labeling requirements ( section 4 );
  • Prohibiting a person from selling, offering for sale, or distributing noxious weeds or nursery stock that is infested with noxious weeds ( section 5 ); and
  • Raising the $100 cap on the nursery stock business registration fee to a $300 cap ( section 6 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/09/2018 Signed Act PDF
    04/04/2018 Final Act PDF
    03/29/2018 Rerevised PDF
    03/28/2018 Revised PDF
    03/09/2018 Reengrossed PDF
    03/08/2018 Engrossed PDF
    02/16/2018 Introduced PDF