130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. B. No. 192  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
S. B. No. 192


Senator Manning 

Cosponsors: Senators Patton, Seitz, Skindell 



A BILL
To enact section 901.50 of the Revised Code to grant the Director of Agriculture exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  That section 901.50 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 901.50.  (A) "Invasive plant species" means plant species that are not native to this state whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health as determined by scientific studies.
(B) The director of agriculture has sole and exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species in this state, including the identification of invasive plant species and establishment of prohibited activities regarding them. The director may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to administer this section.
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