2-1073. Public policy declaration.

It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the State of Nebraska and the purpose of the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act to protect and foster the health, prosperity, and general welfare of Nebraska residents by preserving and protecting the plant industry and the agricultural interests of the state. Because of the importance of the plant industry and agricultural interests to the welfare and economy of the state and the damage which can result from the uncontrolled proliferation of plant pests, there is a need to impose standards and restrictions on the movement and care of plants and the movement, treatment, control, and eradication of plant pests within the state. The Department of Agriculture shall be charged with administering and enforcing such standards and restrictions through the act.

Source:Laws 1988, LB 874, § 2; Laws 2017, LB274, § 1.