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A91, R48, S711
Sponsors: Senator Verdin
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Introduced in the Senate on April 14, 2009
Introduced in the House on April 22, 2009
Passed by the General Assembly on May 1, 2009
Governor's Action: May 19, 2009, Signed
Summary: Clemson University
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/14/2009 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-14 4/15/2009 Senate Read second time SJ-17 4/21/2009 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-19 4/22/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-18 4/22/2009 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-18 4/23/2009 House Recalled from Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-262 4/29/2009 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, April 30, 2009 HJ-212 4/30/2009 House Read second time HJ-21 4/30/2009 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-51 5/1/2009 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-5 5/13/2009 Ratified R 48 5/19/2009 Signed By Governor 5/21/2009 Effective date 05/19/09 7/21/2009 Act No. 91
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A91, R48, S711)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY REGULATORY AND PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMS DIVISION TO ESTABLISH A QUARANTINE FOR CITRUS GREENING, ALSO KNOWN AS HUANGLONGBING (CANDIDATUS LIBERIBACTER ASIATICUS) A DISEASE OF CITRUS PLANTS, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR AND THE DURATION OF THE QUARANTINE AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
Whereas, citrus greening, a major disease of citrus plants, has been discovered in Charleston County, which could have a serious impact on the plant nursery industry of the State. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) The Clemson University Regulatory and Public Service Programs Division shall establish a quarantine, as provided in this section, for citrus greening, a serious disease of citrus plants.
(B) The current quarantined area is Charleston County in South Carolina. The Director of Regulatory and Public Service Programs Division may revise and extend the limits of this quarantine should the disease be detected elsewhere. These revisions or extensions are effective upon filing with the South Carolina State Register.
(C) Quarantined items include the following: All plants, budwood, cuttings, seeds for propagative purposes, or other fresh or live plant parts, except fresh fruit, of: Aegle marmelos, Aeglopsis chevalieri, Afraegle gabonensis, A. paniculata, Atalantia monophylla, Atalantia spp., Balsamocitrus dawaei, Bergera (Murraya) koenigii, Calodendrum capense, X Citroncirus webberi, Citropsis articulata, Citropsis gilletiana, C. schweinfurthii, Citrus madurensis (X Citrofortunella microcarpa), Citrus spp., Clausena anisum-olens, C. excavata, C. indica, C. lansium, Eremocitrus glauca, Eremocitrus hybrid, Fortunella spp., Limonia acidissima, Merrillia caloxylon, Microcitrus australasica, Microcitrus australis, M. papuana, X Microcitronella spp., Murraya spp., Naringi crenulata, Pamburus missionis, Poncirus trifoliata, Severinia buxifolia, Swinglea glutinosa, Tetradium ruticarpum, Toddalia asiatica, Triphasia trifolia, Vepris (Toddalia) lanceolata, and Zanthoxylum fagara.
(D) No quarantined item may be transported beyond the boundaries of Charleston County. Should additional counties be designated by the Director of Regulatory and Public Services Division, no quarantined item shall be transported beyond the boundaries of the quarantined area. All quarantined items must be segregated or otherwise identified as a quarantined item and appropriate notification posted that the quarantined plants may not be transported beyond the boundaries of the currently quarantined area.
(E) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction for a first offense, must be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days and, upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than three years.
(F) The quarantine and the requirements of this section remain in effect through June 30, 2010.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 13th day of May, 2009.
Approved the 19th day of May, 2009.
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