Modernization Of The Nursery Act
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.)