Senate Bill 0498
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DIGEST OF SB498 (Updated February 15, 2011 5:11 pm - DI 84)
Ginseng. Requires a person to be licensed to grow or harvest ginseng. Establishes separate licenses for individuals and business entities that are ginseng dealers. Requires a ginseng grower to provide the department of natural resources (DNR) with an annual summary of the grower's cultivated ginseng harvest. Prohibits the possession of wild ginseng by a harvester except during the harvest season, unless approved by DNR. Prohibits the purchase, sale, or possession of wild ginseng by a ginseng dealer except during the time established by DNR, unless approved by DNR. (Current law applies to all ginseng.) Requires the natural resources commission to establish certain document requirements to be used by ginseng dealers, harvesters, and growers. Allows the commission to set license fees above the amount prescribed. Make certain conforming changes.
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