Under sections 909.01 to 909.18 of the Revised Code, the director of agriculture may establish and maintain quarantine orders prohibiting the shipment into or within the state, or any subdivision thereof, of any bees, queen bees, used hives or any part thereof, used equipment, or any material capable of transmitting any bee diseases, or Africanized honey bees for such periods and under such conditions as he considers necessary to control, eradicate, or prevent the introduction, spread, or dissemination of any bee diseases or Africanized honey bees, giving such notice thereof as is prescribed by him. During the existence of such order, no person shall remove or ship from such area any such material except by special permission or order of the director; provided that before the director promulgates the order of quarantine as provided in this section, and after due notice to interested persons, he shall give a public hearing under such rules as he prescribes, at which hearing any interested person may appear and be heard, either in person or by attorney.
Cite as R.C. § 909.04
History. Effective Date: 06-20-1994