Agriculture and Forestry

CHAPTER 2-18.1
Rhode Island Nursery Law

SECTION 2-18.1-9

§ 2-18.1-9. Nursery worker's licenses – Nonlicensed growers.

(a) No person shall engage as a nursery worker in this state without first obtaining a nursery worker's license from the department. The license expires on March 31 of each year, and application for renewal of license shall be made annually prior to that date. Applications for license or renewal of license shall be in writing, on a form prescribed by the department, and be accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). Each applicant for a nursery worker's license shall certify that he or she will buy and distribute only nursery stock which has been officially inspected and certified and that he or she will, on request of the department, furnish a list of all sources from which he or she secures nursery stock and of all of his or her places of business where he or she sells that stock. No license is transferable.

(b) Any park, arboretum, forestry department, or any other state or municipal agency growing nursery stock solely for use on its own property or in connection with public reforestation projects are exempt from obtaining a license and are not considered to be operating commercial nurseries, but are required to register annually with the director, and are made subject to any of the inspection and the certification requirements of this chapter that may apply.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 2-18.1-9, as assigned, P.L. 1962, ch. 132, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 22, § 4.)