Section 2-26-3.1

Exclusive jurisdiction of board and commissioner; local regulation of seeds prohibited.

(a) This chapter and its provisions and requirements are of statewide concern and occupy the whole field of regulation regarding the cultivation, harvesting, production, processing, registration, labeling, marketing, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, possession, notification of use, planting, or other use of seeds. The entire subject matter of this chapter shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Board of Agriculture and Industries and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.

(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, no law, ordinance, rule, regulation, or resolution of any county, municipality, or other political subdivision of this state may prohibit or in any way attempt to regulate any matter relating to the cultivation, harvesting, production, processing, registration, labeling, marketing, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, possession, notification of use, and planting of seeds. Any law, ordinance, rule, regulation, or resolution in conflict with, in addition to, or supplemental to this chapter, is declared to be invalid and of no effect.

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to preempt or limit remedies available under common law or statute.

(Act 2016-114, §1.)