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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 263

< > Effective - 01 Jan 1985, see footnote bottom

  263.080.  Plant pests, control, noncomplying owner, action by inspectors — lien for expenses. — 1.  The state entomologist shall keep himself informed as to the occurrence of plant pests, their origin, locality, nature and appearance, the manner in which they are disseminated, and approved methods of treatment and control.  The state entomologist shall determine which plant pests are of such a harmful nature that their introduction into or dissemination within the state should be prevented.  Whenever an inspection discloses that the premises, plants, plant parts or pest-harboring materials are infested or infected with such harmful plant pests as to constitute a hazard to plant or animal life in the state, or any part thereof, he may notify the owner or person having charge of such premises to that effect and the owner or person in charge shall cause the treatment, removal or destruction of the infested or infected plants, or other pest-harboring material as directed and within the time specified by the notice.  Whenever such owner or other person cannot be found or shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the terms of the notice, such requirements shall be carried out by the inspectors or other employees of the state entomologist and the state entomologist shall obtain and enforce a lien for the expense thereof against the place in or upon which such expense was incurred in the same manner as liens are obtained and enforced upon buildings for labor and materials furnished by virtue of contract with the owner.

  2.  Every person who deals in or engages in the sale of plants or plant products shall furnish to the state entomologist or his inspectors, when requested, a statement of the names and addresses of the persons from whom and the localities where he purchased or obtained such plants or plant products.

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(RSMo 1939 § 14039, A.L. 1984 S.B. 516)

Prior revision: 1929 § 12372

Effective 1-01-85


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