HB18-1246 - Modernization Of The Nursery Act

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning updates to the "Colorado Nursery Act", and, in connection therewith, modernizing the act and protecting agriculture from pests, diseases, and noxious weeds.

The bill updates the 'Colorado Nursery Act', last amended in 2009, to protect nursery stock by:


  • Updating definitions, including amending the definition of 'nursery stock' and adding a definition of 'noxious weed' ( section 2 of the bill);
  • Removing an exemption from inspections for nurseries that only sell nursery stock grown in Colorado and not exported outside of Colorado ( section 3 );
  • Authorizing the commissioner of agriculture to promulgate rules to add additional information to the nursery stock labeling requirements ( section 4 );
  • Prohibiting a person from selling, offering for sale, or distributing noxious weeds or nursery stock that is infested with noxious weeds ( section 5 ); and
  • Raising the $100 cap on the nursery stock business registration fee to a $300 cap ( section 6 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: April 9, 2018
04/09/2018 - Governor Signed
04/04/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/04/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/04/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/29/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/27/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/22/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/09/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/08/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/05/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/16/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources