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Article - Agriculture




§9.5–101.

    (a)    In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Committee” means the Invasive Plants Advisory Committee.

    (c)    “Invasive plant” means a terrestrial plant species that:

        (1)    Did not evolve in the State; and

        (2)    If introduced within the State, will cause or is likely to cause, as determined by the Secretary:

            (i)    Economic harm;

            (ii)    Ecological harm;

            (iii)    Environmental harm; or

            (iv)    Harm to human health.

    (d)    “Landscaping services” includes services for ornamental horticultural design, maintenance, and installation of living plants.

    (e)    “Tier 1 invasive plant” includes invasive plant species that cause or are likely to cause severe harm within the State.

    (f)    “Tier 2 invasive plant” includes invasive plant species that cause or are likely to cause substantial negative impact within the State.