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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1319         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 377

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Stanley C. Rosenberg

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act regulating disease resistant ribes.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Stanley C. Rosenberg

Hampshire and Franklin

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1319        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 377

By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 377) of Stanley C. Rosenberg and Stephen Kulik for legislation to regulate disease resistant ribes.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act regulating disease resistant ribes.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

                              SECTION 1: Within 180 days of enactment, the department of agricultural resources shall review and revise regulations pertaining to ribes. In the course of this review the department shall consult with the department of conservation and recreation and forestry and agricultural interests to classify species of ribes that are resistant to disease, including, but not limited to, white pine bluster. The department shall promulgate regulations for the planting, growing, propagating, cultivating, and selling of plants, roots, or cuttings of species of disease resistant ribes.

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