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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 263

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  263.145.  Plant disease and insect inspection — confiscation and destruction — highway patrol or other law enforcement officers to assist in enforcement. — 1.  In carrying out the provisions of sections 263.010 to 263.180, the state entomologist or authorized personnel may intercept, stop and detain for official inspection any person, car, vessel, boat, truck, automobile, aircraft, wagon, or other vehicles or carriers whether air, land or water, believed or known to be carrying any class of nursery stock, plants or plant products or other article of any character capable of carrying in a living state such harmful plant pests which should be controlled or eradicated in order to protect the plants and plant products of this state.  The state entomologist or authorized personnel may seize, possess and hold for inspection or treatment, or destroy or otherwise dispose of any plants or plant products or other materials or articles of any character moved, shipped, or transported, if found infested in a living state with any harmful plant pests.

  2.  The state entomologist or authorized personnel may enlist the aid of any member of the Missouri state highway patrol or other law enforcement officer in carrying out the duties of this section, and such aid shall be supplied by such officers.  The state entomologist or authorized personnel may use a red flashing light to aid them in stopping vehicles.

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(L. 1961 p. 17, A.L. 1967 p. 371, A.L. 1984 S.B. 516)

Effective 1-01-85


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