38-24A-12Seizure and treatment or disposal of infested articles--Notice to owner.

Whenever the secretary of agriculture and natural resources or his designated agent finds any article that is infested or reasonably believed to be infested or a host or pest exists on any property or is in transit in this state, he may, upon giving notice to the owner or his representative in possession thereof, seize, quarantine, treat, or otherwise dispose of such pest, host, or article in such manner as the secretary or his designated agent considers necessary to suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of the pest. The secretary or his designated agent may order such owner or agent to so treat or otherwise dispose of the pest, host, or article before removing from the quarantined area. A notice or order is considered given if it is given by personal service to the owner or his representative, or a copy is sent to the owner by certified mail addressed to the last known address of the owner at least five days before the effective date of the notice or order.

Source: SL 1971, ch 220, § 6; SL 1986, ch 334, § 2; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 51, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.