Plant Industry Program: Establishment
- source and use of fees and other money.
1.The Plant Industry Program is hereby established.
2.The following fees and money must be used in the Plant Industry Program:
(a)Except as otherwise provided in NRS 552.095 and 555.570, fees and money collected pursuant to the provisions of chapters 552, 555 and 587 of NRS.
(b)Laboratory fees collected for the diagnosis of infectious, contagious and parasitic diseases of bees, as authorized by NRS 561.305, and as are necessary pursuant to the provisions of chapter 552 of NRS.
(c)Laboratory fees collected for the diagnosis of infectious, contagious and destructive diseases of agricultural commodities, and infestations thereof by pests, as authorized by NRS 561.305, and as may be necessary pursuant to the provisions of chapter 554 of NRS.
(d)Laboratory fees collected for the survey and identification of insect pests, plant diseases and noxious weeds, as authorized by NRS 561.305, and as may be necessary pursuant to the provisions of NRS 555.005 to 555.249, inclusive.
(e)Laboratory fees collected for the testing of the purity and germinating power of agricultural seeds, as authorized by NRS 561.305, and as may be necessary pursuant to the provisions of NRS 587.015 to 587.123, inclusive.
(f)Money received from a tax on the transfer of real property imposed pursuant to NRS 375.026.
3.Expenditures for the Plant Industry Program must be made only for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this chapter and chapters 552, 554, 555 and 587 of NRS.
4.The money credited to the Program pursuant to NRS 375.026 must be allocated for disbursement to each county in proportion to the amount of money collected in that county and must only be used:
(a)By the Department for programs on the exclusion, detection and control of:
(1)Invasive species; and
(2)Endemic pests and weeds designated by the Director; and
(b)For grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations for the control or management of such species, pests and weeds.
5.As used in this section:
(a)“Invasive species” means any living organism not native to this State that may present a threat to the economy, environment or public health of this State.
(b)“Local government” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 237.050.
Section 561.355 — Plant Industry Program: Establishment; source and use of fees and other money.,