2017 ORS 571.015¹
Policy
  • department to maintain nursery service
  • duties

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that the propagation and raising of nursery stock is an agricultural pursuit that should be regulated and assisted by the State Department of Agriculture. A nursery service shall be maintained within the department for the purpose of carrying out and enforcing the provisions of ORS 564.040 (Department list of additional protected wildflowers), 564.991 (Penalties), 571.005 (Definitions for ORS 571.005 to 571.230) to 571.230 (Disposition and use of moneys received) and 571.991 (Penalties for ORS 571.005 to 571.230).

(2) The department may:

(a) Inspect the nursery stock of growers, dealers and other persons and places of business provided for under ORS 564.040 (Department list of additional protected wildflowers), 564.991 (Penalties), 571.005 (Definitions for ORS 571.005 to 571.230) to 571.230 (Disposition and use of moneys received) and 571.991 (Penalties for ORS 571.005 to 571.230).

(b) Establish certification standards, issue certificates and permits and check the license and licensing of persons affected by ORS 564.040 (Department list of additional protected wildflowers), 564.991 (Penalties), 571.005 (Definitions for ORS 571.005 to 571.230) to 571.230 (Disposition and use of moneys received) and 571.991 (Penalties for ORS 571.005 to 571.230). In establishing certification standards under this paragraph, the department shall give consideration to any certification standards adopted by the federal government, another state or a national association for nurseries.

(c) Establish an expedited permitting process for persons affected by ORS 564.040 (Department list of additional protected wildflowers), 564.991 (Penalties), 571.005 (Definitions for ORS 571.005 to 571.230) to 571.230 (Disposition and use of moneys received) and 571.991 (Penalties for ORS 571.005 to 571.230) that participate in a department certification program and meet department certification standards.

(d) Investigate violations of ORS 564.040 (Department list of additional protected wildflowers), 564.991 (Penalties), 571.005 (Definitions for ORS 571.005 to 571.230) to 571.230 (Disposition and use of moneys received) and 571.991 (Penalties for ORS 571.005 to 571.230).

(e) Disseminate information among growers relative to treatment of nursery stock for both prevention and elimination of attacks by plant pests and diseases.

(f) Carry out any other duties or responsibilities that are of service to the nursery industry or that may be necessary for the protection of the nursery industry. [1953 c.461 §4; 1983 c.730 §4; 2015 c.533 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 571—Nursery Stock; Licensed Agricultural Crops, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors571.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.