Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Insect Pest and Plant Disease Act. Provides that it
is a violation of the Act, punishable by a $5,000 fine, for a person
engaged in growing, handling, or moving nursery stock, plants, and
plant products, or plant insects to falsify a document indicating that
he or she has entered into an agreement with the Director of the
Department of Agriculture in which the person has agreed to specified
conditions or requirements or both in order to remain in compliance
with a plant or plant-insect quarantine. Raises the fines imposed for
other specified violations of the Act.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Agriculture)
There would be no direct fiscal impact on the Department.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Amends the Insect Pest and Plant Disease Act. Provides that a
devastating insect or plant disease is an insect or a plant disease
for which a quarantine exists and for which the Director of the
Department of Agriculture has determined could have a devastating
effect on the nursery industry or the environment. Provides that a
fine of not less than $500 but not greater than $5,000 shall be
imposed for specified violations related to devastating insects and
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes previous language increasing the fines for specified
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0713
Last action date: 00-06-02
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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