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Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 3 Agriculture - Chapter 7 Arizona Native Plants

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  • 3-901 - Definitions
    3-901. Definitions In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. "Associate director" means the associate director of the division. 2. "Division" means the environmental...
  • 3-902 - Administration and enforcement
    The director shall administer and oversee the enforcement of this chapter.
  • 3-903 - Protected group of plants; botanical names govern; categories of protected plants; power to add or remove plants; annual hearing
    A. The protected group of native plants shall include, and protected native plants shall be, any plant or part of a plant, except, unless otherwise...
  • 3-904 - Destruction of protected plants by private landowners; notice; exception
    A. This chapter does not prevent the destruction of protected native plants or clearing of land or cleaning or removing protected native plants by the...
  • 3-905 - Destruction of protected plants by state
    A. Except in an emergency, if a state agency proposes to remove or destroy protected native plants over an area of state land exceeding one-fourth...
  • 3-906 - Collection and salvage of protected plants; procedures, permits, tags and seals; duration; exception
    A. Except as provided in this chapter a person shall not take, transport or possess any protected native plant taken from the original growing site...
  • 3-907 - Cutting or removal of harvest restricted plants for their by‑products, fiber or wood; procedures; exceptions
    3-907. Cutting or removal of harvest restricted plants for their by-products, fiber or wood; procedures; exceptions A. The division shall provide harvest or wood permits,...
  • 3-908 - Prohibited acts; use of permits, tags, seals and receipts
    A. Except as provided in this chapter, it is unlawful for a person to destroy, dig up, mutilate, collect, cut, harvest or take any living...
  • 3-909 - Shipment of plants; exhibition of permit and certificate of inspection to carrier; sale of highly safeguarded plants
    A. No person or common carrier may transport a plant, or any part of a plant, belonging to the protected group, nor receive or possess...
  • 3-910 - Compiling information; reports; native plant surveys; investigations; technical advisory board
    A. At the request of any person, including a state or federal agency, and if the person provides the department with a suitable description of...
  • 3-911 - Conservation and public education
    A. The department may conserve the highly safeguarded native plants including the use, and encouraging the use, of all methods and procedures that are necessary...
  • 3-912 - Rules; additional notice requirements
    A. The director shall adopt rules to enforce this chapter pursuant to title 41, chapter 6. B. In addition to the notice requirements prescribed in...
  • 3-913 - Fiscal provisions; fees; Arizona protected native plant trust fund
    A. The department shall collect nonrefundable fees for issuing permits, tags, seals and receipts under this article, except for scientific purposes, from landowners moving protected...
  • 3-914 - Board of supervisors; power to preserve plants
    The board of supervisors of each county is authorized to adopt and enforce ordinances not in conflict with law for the preservation of protected groups...
  • 3-915 - Exemptions
    A. This chapter does not apply to existing canals, laterals, ditches, electrical transmission and distribution facilities, rights-of-way and other facilities, structures or equipment owned, operated,...
  • 3-916 - Salvage of native plants by homeowners' association or other nonprofit organization; definition
    A. A homeowners' association or any other community based nonprofit organization may collect and salvage native plants under this section without obtaining a permit, tag,...
  • 3-931 - Enforcement powers and procedures
    A. An employee, officer or agent of the department may enter in or on any premises or other place, train, vehicle or other means of...
  • 3-932 - Violation; classification; penalties
    A. A person commits theft of protected native plants if, without the express consent of the landowner, the person knowingly removes or destroys any protected...
  • 3-933 - Violation; civil penalty
    A. The knowing violation of this chapter or a rule, order or ordinance issued or adopted under this chapter is punishable by a civil penalty...
  • 3-934 - Injunction; violation; civil penalty
    A. The department's legal counsel, on request of a private party or the director, or the county attorney of the county in which a violation...
  • Last modified: August 20, 2013