Public Chapter 70

SENATE BILL NO. 1656

By Williams, Elsea, McNally, Atchley, Person, Gilbert, Koella, Haun, Carter, Ramsey, Leatherwood, Jordan, Miller, Fowler

Substituted for: House Bill No. 1241

By Kerr, Haley, Hargett, Pleasant, McDaniel, Stamps, Walley, Boyer, Ford, Wood, Patton, Beavers, Kent, Bird, Clabough, McKee, Sargent, Newton, Scroggs, Godsey, Walker, McAfee, Mumpower, Roach

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 43, Chapter 6, Part 1 relative to the division of plant industries.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-101 is amended by deleting the words and figures "of 1955".

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-102 is amended by adding the following new appropriately designated subdivision:

( ) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of agriculture or his duly authorized agents.

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-103 is amended by deleting that section in its entirety.

SECTION 4. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-104 is amended by deleting the words "of agriculture and the director of entomology and plant pathology have" and by substituting the word "has".

SECTION 5. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-106 is amended by deleting the words "director of entomology and plant pathology" and "director" wherever they appear and substituting the word "commissioner".

SECTION 6. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-107 is amended by deleting the words "of agriculture director of entomology and plant pathology have" and substituting the word "has".

SECTION 7. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-108 is amended by deleting the words "and/or the director of entomology and plant pathology."

SECTION 8. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-109 is amended by deleting the words "director of entomology and plant pathology" and substituting the word "commissioner".

SECTION 9. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-110 is amended by deleting the words "director of entomology and plant pathology" and substituting the word "commissioner".

SECTION 10. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 43-6-112 is amended by deleting the words "director of entomology and plant pathology" and substituting the word "commissioner".

SECTION 11. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.