"Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture or an authorized agent and may include a county agricultural inspector.
"Control program" means the administration and enforcement of laws and rules pertaining to seeds, noxious weeds, screenings, pesticides, fertilizers, feed, or insect pests.
"County agricultural inspector" means an individual appointed by the county board of commissioners under Minnesota Statutes, section 18.80, subdivision 1.
"Enforcement action" means an administrative or legal proceeding used by the commissioner, a county agricultural inspector, or a local weed inspector to carry out duties under Minnesota Statutes, sections 18.79, subdivision 1, and 18.81, subdivisions 1 and 2.
"Local weed inspector" means the supervisor of a township board or the mayor of a city when they assume the duties of their office or their appointed assistant under Minnesota Statutes, section 18.80, subdivisions 2 and 3.
"Municipality" means a home rule charter or statutory city or a township.
"Noxious weed" means an annual, biennial, or perennial plant that the commissioner designates to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property.
MS s 18.79
20 SR 63
September 17, 2013