§ 2-17-12. Destruction of uninfected plants.
If, in the opinion of the director of environmental management or his or her appointed agents, it becomes necessary to destroy five (5) leaved pines or species of the genus ribes not actually infected with the disease, the owner may receive compensation for any species of the genus ribes it becomes necessary to destroy, if he or she makes demand within twenty-four (24) hours after notification from the department of the intention to destroy the species. In case any owner makes demand for compensation for the property it becomes necessary to destroy, application shall be made to the director to appoint some qualified disinterested person to appraise the value of the species of the genus ribes that it becomes necessary to destroy, and the destruction of the property shall be deferred pending the appraisal of the value of the property. The appraiser shall, upon appraising the value of property that it becomes necessary to destroy, certify the facts of the appraisal to the department of environmental management and the amount of the appraised value of the property shall be paid to the owner of the property, and the destruction of the property shall proceed.
(P.L. 1917, ch. 1540, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 286, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 229, § 4; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 160; G.L. 1956, § 2-17-12.)