SB 336 Modifies requirements pertaining to the control of noxious weeds
Sponsor: Munzlinger
LR Number: 1711S.01I Fiscal Note: 1711-01N.ORG
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 3/16/2011 - Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 336 - Under current law, all landowners are required to control the growth and spread of the plants musk thistle, scotch thistle, and canada thistle. Additionally under current law, where a landowner does not control the thistle, the county commission has a duty to enter upon the property in order to control the thistle. This act expands these requirements to apply not only to the thistles, but to all plants that are designated by rule as a "noxious weed" by the Department of Agriculture. The act also allows an adjoining or aggrieved entity to take civil action against a landowner for not controlling the spread of any of the designated noxious weeds.

The act prohibits the sale of noxious weeds.

The act repeals the provisions of law that apply specifically to the following plants: multiflora rose, field bindweed, cut-leaved teasel, common teasel, kudzu, spotted knapweed, purple loosestrife, and johnson grass.

ERIKA JAQUES