CHAPTER 375

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 187

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PLANT PESTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Chapter 11, Title 3, Delaware Code, by redesignating §§1102 to 1109 as §§1103 to 1110.

Section 2. Amend Chapter 11, Title 3, Delaware Code by adding as a new “§1102” to read as follows:

Ҥ1102. Regulations and Fees.

(a) The Department of Agriculture may adopt reasonable regulations to implement and carry out the purposes of this Chapter to eradicate, repress and prevent the spread of plant pests (i) within the State, (ii) from within the state to points outside the state, and (iii) from outside the state to points within the state. The Department of Agriculture shall adopt regulations for eradicating such plant pests as it may deem capable of being economically eradicated, for repressing such as cannot be economically eradicated, and for preventing their spread within the State. Reasonable regulations for preventing the introduction of dangerously injurious plant pests from outside the State may also be adopted.

(b) The Secretary of the Delaware Department of Agriculture may set a fee, up to the amount of $200.00, for each U.S. Department of Agriculture phytosanitary certificate.”

Approved June 30,2000