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§ 2-33. Official plant pest and disease control agency

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. AgricultureEffective: November 1, 2023

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 2. State Board of Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
Effective: November 1, 2023
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 2-33
§ 2-33. Official plant pest and disease control agency
A. The State Board of Agriculture shall be the official plant pest and disease control agency of the State of Oklahoma. The Board shall have authority to promulgate and enforce rules governing plant pests and plant protection, including quarantine.
B. In addition to other statutory authority, the state plant regulatory official, upon obtaining concurrence of the State Board of Agriculture, may issue emergency orders governing plants in order to protect the citizens and plants of the state from diseases and pests. The emergency order may:
1. Prohibit or impose conditions on importing plants or implements of husbandry into the state;
2. Require testing of pests or plants;
3. Require any treatment of pests or plants;
4. Prohibit or impose conditions on moving plants or implements of husbandry within the state;
5. Issue stop movement orders for all plants in the state to determine the precise location of a plant pest or disease;
6. Govern the disposition of plants; and
7. Impose other measures governing plants to protect the citizens and plants of the state from diseases and pests.
C. Emergency orders issued pursuant to this section shall expire on the date set in the order or ninety (90) days after the date the order was issued; however, the state plant regulatory official may renew the order for successive ninety-day periods.

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Laws 2023, c. 16, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2023.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 2-33, OK ST T. 2 § 2-33
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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