§ 2-18.1-14. Reciprocal agreements.
(a) Nursery workers, dealers, or other persons residing or doing business in another state, desiring to sell or solicit orders for nursery stock in this state, are, upon complying with all other provisions of this chapter and all rules and regulations promulgated under this chapter, and upon payment of the fee of fifty dollars ($50.00), entitled to a dealer's license permitting those persons and/or their registered agents to sell or solicit orders for certified nursery stock within this state.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the director may enter into reciprocal agreements with the responsible plant regulatory officials of other states for the recognition of official inspection certificates, under which certified nursery stock owned by nursery workers, dealers or other persons from those states may be sold and delivered in this state without the payment of a Rhode Island license fee, if like privileges are accorded to Rhode Island nursery workers and dealers in those other states, and the department finds that those other states, before issuing official inspection certificates require inspection equal to that required in Rhode Island, except that any nonresident nursery worker, dealer, or other person having a place of business in this state shall obtain a dealer's license and pay all license fees as required in this chapter.
(G.L. 1956, § 2-18.1-14, as assigned, P.L. 1962, ch. 132, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 131, § 1.)