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HB 396 - Invasive plants: Board of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Summary as introduced:

Invasive plants. Instructs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations for the control of invasive plants. The bill classifies invasive plants as belonging to one of two tiers, depending upon whether the plant is widely disseminated in Virginia. Any activity involving a tier 1 invasive plant would be prohibited without written approval, while the provision of tier 2 invasive plants to consumers by nurseries and landscaping services would be permitted if the provider were to clearly identify the plants as tier 2 invasive plants.

Instructs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations for the control of invasive plants. The bill classifies invasive plants as belonging to one of two tiers, depending upon whether the plant is widely disseminated in Virginia. Any activity involving a tier 1 invasive plant would be prohibited without written approval, while the provision of tier 2 invasive plants to consumers by nurseries and landscaping services would be permitted if the provider were to clearly identify the plants as tier 2 invasive plants.

Full text:http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?121+ful+HB396+pdf

Status:
01/10/12 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100181D
01/10/12 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

01/10/12 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100181D

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