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.)