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Bill Detail: SB24-031

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Title Local Authority Enforce Violation of Noxious Weed Act
Status Governor Signed (03/12/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
M. Lukens (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee. Current
law allows the commissioner of agriculture to assess civil penalties for
violations of state laws related to the prevention of noxious weeds
(violations). The bill:
  • Clarifies that a board of county commissioners (board) may
allow for the assessment and collection of fines for
violations of local laws enacted to enforce the management
of noxious weeds in the county;
  • Creates a civil infraction for violations;
  • Creates a civil penalty for violations that is no less than
$500 and no more than $1,000;
  • Allows a county attorney to issue an injunction to prevent
an ongoing violation; and
  • Allows a board to appoint a district attorney to enforce
violations in the event that the county does not have a
county attorney or in any other circumstance that the board
deems appropriate.

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