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Act 329 of 1965
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Act 329 of 1965

AN ACT to regulate the labeling, coloration, advertising, sale, offering, exposing, or transporting for sale of agricultural, vegetable, lawn, flower, and forest tree seeds; to authorize the director of agriculture to adopt rules for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the inspection and testing of seed; to prescribe license fees; to preempt ordinances prohibiting or regulating certain activities with respect to seeds; and to prescribe penalties for violation of this act.

History: 1965, Act 329, Eff. Mar. 31, 1966 ;-- Am. 1988, Act 455, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1988 ;-- Am. 2006, Act 132, Imd. Eff. May 5, 2006

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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 286.701SectionMichigan seed law; short title.
Section 286.702SectionDefinitions.
Section 286.703SectionAgricultural, vegetable, or flower seed container; label or tag; information.
Section 286.704SectionAgricultural seed, mixtures of agricultural seed, and vegetable seed in containers of more than 1 pound; required information.
Section 286.705SectionVegetable seed in containers of 1 pound or less and flower seed; required information; seed sold outside original container; treated vegetable and flower seed.
Section 286.706SectionForest tree seed; required information.
Section 286.707SectionSeed treated with substance harmful to vertebrate animals; color; label information; description of treated seed not harmful to vertebrate animals.
Section 286.707aSectionField beans.
Section 286.708SectionCorrection of erroneous or unlawful seed labels; removal of seed from sale; obtaining and replacing labels.
Section 286.709SectionSeed; circumstances prohibiting selling, offering for sale, advertising, exposing, or transporting for sale; prohibited conduct.
Section 286.710SectionApplicability of MCL 286.703.
Section 286.711SectionDuties of director; field bean seeds inspections and analyses performed by person or agency; liability; "rule" defined.
Section 286.711aSectionField bean advisory committee.
Section 286.712, 286.713SectionRepealed. 1988, Act 455, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1988.
Section 286.714SectionProhibition or regulation of labeling, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, use, or planting of certain seeds; ordinances by local government prohibited; exceptions.
Section 286.715SectionViolation as misdemeanor; penalty; stop sale order; appeal; hearing; seizure of seed; condemnation of seed; application for release of seed or permission to condition or relabel seed; temporary or permanent injunction; bond not required.
Section 286.716SectionRepealed. 2006, Act 132, Imd. Eff. May 5, 2006.
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