STANDARDS FOR SOME NURSERY STOCK PURCHASES.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 266 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 7, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY THE PROHIBITION OF COMMUNITY APPEARANCE COMMISSIONS, CITIES, AND COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING THAT NURSERY STOCK THAT IS PURCHASED WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION, CITY, OR COUNTY RESPECTIVELY MEET ANY STANDARD FOR NURSERY STOCK THAT IS STRICTER THAN THE AMERICAN STANDARD FOR NURSERY STOCK ADOPTED BY THE AMERICAN NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION, UNLESS THE STRICTER STANDARD IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY.
Intro. by Turner, R. Brawley.

Status: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action) (Apr 17 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

The House committee substitute to the 1st edition changes the act's long title. The original long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT COMMUNITY APPEARANCE COMMISSIONS, CITIES, AND COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING THAT NURSERY STOCK THAT IS PURCHASED WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION, CITY, OR COUNTY RESPECTIVELY MEET ANY STANDARD FOR NURSERY STOCK THAT IS STRICTER THAN THE AMERICAN STANDARD FOR NURSERY STOCK ADOPTED BY THE AMERICAN NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION, UNLESS THE STRICTER STANDARD IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY.

H 266

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 17 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Deletes all provisions of the act and replaces it with a study, as the title indicates. Requires the Legislative Research Commission to report to the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2014.


  • Summary date: Mar 7 2013 - More information

    Enacts new GS 160A-455.1 (Restriction concerning standards in excess of national standards applicable to nursery stock). Prevents commissions from making any plans or carrying out any program to enhance aesthetic appearance of the county or municipality that will require any nursery stock that is purchased to be planted in its jurisdictions to satisfy a standard that exceeds the American Standard for Nursery stock as adopted by the American Nursery and Landscape Association, unless stricter standards are necessary to protect public health or safety.

    Enacts new GS 160A-499.4 (Standards for nursery stock). Prevents any city from requiring nursery stock that is purchased to be planted in its jurisdiction to satisfy a standard that exceeds the American Standard for Nursery stock as adopted by the American Nursery and Landscape Association, unless stricter standards are necessary to protect public health or safety.

    Enacts new GS 153A-457 (Standards for nursery stock). Prevents any county from requiring nursery stock that is purchased to be planted in its jurisdiction to satisfy a standard that exceeds the American Standard for Nursery stock as adopted by the American Nursery and Landscape Association, unless stricter standards are necessary to protect public health or safety.

    Effective when the act becomes law and applies to any contracts for the purchase of nursery stock made on or after that date.


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