2016 Arkansas Code
Title 2 - Agriculture
Subtitle 2 - Agronomy
Chapter 16 - Plant Disease and Pest Control
Subchapter 2 - -- Plant Act of 1917
§ 2-16-212. Regulation of pests or diseases within state
(a) Whenever the State Plant Board shall find that there exists in this state or any part thereof any insect, disease, or noxious weed and that its dissemination should be controlled or prevented, the board may give notice thereof, specifying the plants and plant products infested, infected, or likely to become infested or infected therewith.
(b) The movement, planting, or other use of any plant, plant products, or other thing or substance specified in the notice as likely to carry and disseminate the insect pest, disease, or noxious weed, except under such safeguard as may be provided in the rules and regulations made by the board, shall be prohibited within such area as may be designated in the public notice until the board shall find that the danger of the dissemination of the insect, disease, or noxious weed has ceased to exist, of which the board shall give public notice.
(c) Before the order of prohibition shall be issued, a public hearing, with due public notice thereof, shall be held by the board, at which hearing interested persons may appear in person or by attorney.
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