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2-2116. Disposition of plant pests. Wherever the secretary finds a plant, plant product or other regulated article that is infested by a plant pest or finds that a plant pest exists on any premises in this state or is in transit in this state, the secretary may:

(a) Upon giving notice to the person in possession thereof, or agent of such person, seize, quarantine, treat or otherwise dispose of such plant pest in such manner as the secretary deems necessary to suppress, control, eradicate, prevent, contain or retard the spread of such plant pest;

(b) order such person in possession thereof, or agent of such person to so treat or otherwise dispose of such plant pest. If such person fails to comply with such order, the secretary may treat or otherwise dispose of such plant pest; or

(c) if such person is a live plant dealer, after notice and opportunity for a hearing in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act, the secretary may assess against such live plant dealer any reasonable expense incurred by the secretary in treating or otherwise disposing of such plant pest.

History: L. 1965, ch. 6, § 5; L. 2002, ch. 91, § 5; L. 2011, ch. 72, § 3; L. 2016, ch. 101, § 3; July 1.



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