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Bill Detail: HB21-1045

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Title Invasive Pest Control Administration
Status Governor Signed (05/20/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • State Government
House Sponsors D. Valdez (D)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

The bill creates the emergency invasive-pest response fund (fund),
which is subject to annual appropriation. The commissioner of agriculture
(commissioner) may expend money from the fund to implement the bill
and emergency measures to control or eradicate invasive pests. The state
agricultural commission (commission) may request that, at the end of
each fiscal year, money in the plant health, pest control, and

environmental protection cash fund be transferred to the fund. The
commissioner is authorized to seek and expend gifts, grants, or donations
from private or public sources for the new fund.
The commissioner may:
  • Enter into an agreement with any person or local
government to provide pest control services. The
department of agriculture may provide pest control services
directly or through a local government and may require
remuneration for providing pest control services. The
remuneration is deposited in the fund.
  • Work cooperatively with the United States secretary of
agriculture to implement a joint phytosanitary program if
the program would economically or environmentally assist
with mitigating or eradicating the spread of a regulated
nonquarantine pest; and
  • Quarantine anything that harbors a pest if the pest has an
economically unacceptable impact and if the measures to
control the pest may achieve an acceptable level of official
If the commissioner determines that a public nuisance creates an
unacceptable risk of spreading a pest, the commissioner may coordinate
with industry to, support local governments to, and make grants to take
emergency action to quarantine, control, or eradicate an invasive pest.
The commission may establish procedures for determining what
is a public nuisance.

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