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2016 Statute

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2-2115. Inspections by secretary. (a) To effectuate the purposes of this act and any rules or regulations adopted hereunder, the secretary shall have the right to:

(1) Enter any property in the state, except private dwellings, in order to:

(A) Inspect;

(B) monitor;

(C) place and inspect monitoring equipment; and

(D) obtain samples; and

(2) stop and inspect any means of conveyance moving within this state, upon reasonable suspicion to believe it contains or carries any plant pest or other article subject to this act.

(b) If access to any property sought under the provisions of this section for the purposes authorized is denied, the secretary may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for an order providing for such access. The court shall, upon proper application, issue an order providing for access to such property.

History: L. 1965, ch. 6, § 4; L. 2002, ch. 91, § 4; L. 2011, ch. 72, § 2; July 1.

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