91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1822
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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         
   plant diseases.                                                             
        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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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