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  263.503.  Definitions. — As used in sections 263.500 to 263.537, the following words shall mean:

  (1)  "Assessment", the amount charged to each cotton grower to finance, in whole or part, a program to suppress or eradicate the boll weevil in this state, to be calculated on a per-acre basis;

  (2)  "Boll weevil", anthonomus grandis boheman in any state of development;

  (3)  "Certificate", a document issued or authorized by the department indicating that a regulated article is not contaminated with boll weevils;

  (4)  "Cotton", any cotton plant or cotton plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle;

  (5)  "Cotton grower", any person who is engaged in and has an economic risk in the business of producing, or causing to be produced, for market, cotton and will share equitably in expenses of the potential boll weevil eradication program;

  (6)  "Department", the department of agriculture;

  (7)  "Host", any plant or plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle;

  (8)  "Infested", actually infested with a boll weevil or so exposed to infestation that it would be reasonable to believe that an infestation exists;

  (9)  "Permit", a document issued or authorized by the department to provide for the movement of regulated articles to restricted designations for limited handling, utilization, or processing;

  (10)  "Person", any individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, or association, or other business entity;

  (11)  "Regulated article", any article of any character carrying or capable of carrying the boll weevil, including but not limited to cotton plants, seed cotton, cottonseed, other hosts, gin trash, gin equipment, mechanical cotton pickers, and other equipment associated with cotton production, harvesting, or processing.

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(L. 1995 S.B. 66 § 2)


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