The Vermont Statutes Online
4031. Plants taken from the wild
Secretary may adopt procedural rules pursuant to the Administrative Procedure
Act as set forth in 3 V.S.A. chapter 25, for the collection, sale, or
distribution of plants taken from the wild, on the list of Convention on
International Trade on Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, as amended,
provided that the plants are not on the Vermont endangered species list. He or
she may authorize surveys or other actions to determine the extent that plant
collections may be undertaken without jeopardizing the survival of a plant
species. He or she may classify plant species based on their populations or
chances for survival and may restrict what amount, if any, of a particular
species may be removed from the wild.
Secretary may enter into programs with other government agencies to allow the
movement of wild collected plants in interstate and international travel.
Secretary is authorized to stop-sale, to seize, or return to the point of
origin at the possessor's expense any wild plants collected, sold, or
distributed in violation of this provision.
Secretary may collect a fee of $60.00 for a three-year permit to engage in
commerce with plants described in subsection (a) of this section. The fee shall
be credited to a special fund established and managed pursuant to 32 V.S.A.
chapter 7, subchapter 5, and shall be available to the Agency to offset the
costs of implementing this section. (Added 1985, No. 57, § 1; amended 2003, No.
42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2013, No. 72, § 20.)