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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.
2018 Regular Session
Bill Summary

Nurseries - protection against noxious weeds - rule-making regarding labeling requirements - raising registration fee cap. The act updates the "Colorado Nursery Act" 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 act);
  • 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 this bill as enacted.)


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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

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