Agriculture and Forestry

General Plant Pest Act

SECTION 2-16-9

§ 2-16-9. Destruction or return of infected shipments of plants.

If any plants, or parts or products of plants being shipped to or from any point in Rhode Island, whether or not included under the term nursery stock and whether or not accompanied by a certificate of inspection or shipping permit are found to be infected with any living dangerous insect or any contagious disease, the entire shipment is declared to be a public nuisance and is liable to destruction without compensation to the consignor, or may be reshipped to the consignor at the consignor's expense.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1955, ch. 3547, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 2-16-9.)