§ 4-12-9. Quarantine areas outside state Seizure Inspection Eradication.
Whenever the director finds that there exists in any other state, territory, or district or part of any state, territory, or district, any harmful pests or diseases of honey bees, the director shall promulgate, and enforce by appropriate regulations, a quarantine prohibiting the importation of or the transportation into or through Rhode Island or any portion of Rhode Island, from any other state, territory or district, any honey bees, used beekeeping equipment, or any other article or product capable of carrying these pests or diseases. The director shall make rules for the seizure, inspection, disinfection, eradication, destruction, or other disposition of any honey bees, used beekeeping equipment or any other regulated article or product capable of carrying these pests or diseases in violation of this quarantine.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 495, § 2.)