4551.01 Requiring bill of sale or invoice.

Except in trucks and trailers licensed for and engaged in interstate commerce, any person who operates a truck, trailer, or other vehicle upon any public highway, road, or street in this state for the purpose of transporting five or more cut trees, or one hundred pounds or more of boughs, of any species of pine, spruce, fir, hemlock, or other narrow-leafed or broad-leafed evergreen tree or shrub, shall have upon his person during such transporting a bill of sale or invoice for such trees or boughs signed by the owner or custodian of the lands from which such trees or boughs were cut and removed.

Such bill of sale or invoice shall state:

(A) The date of sale;

(B) The number and species of trees, or pounds and species of boughs, being transported;

(C) The name of the township, county, and state where such lands are situated;

(D) The proper postal address of the landowner or custodian.

If such trees or boughs have been obtained from a dealer in such goods, the bill of sale or invoice need only show his name and the place of business from which the trees or boughs were obtained.

This section does not apply to the transportation of trees or boughs by or for the owner or custodian of lands from which such trees or boughs were cut or removed, or by or for an agent of either.

Effective Date: 08-23-1965