80-7-1013. Emergency response. (1) The governor may declare an invasive species emergency if:
(a) the introduction or spread of an invasive species has occurred or is imminent;
(b) a new and potentially harmful invasive species is discovered in the state and is verified by the departments; or
(c) the state is facing a potential influx of invasive species as the result of a natural disaster.
(2) If an emergency is declared pursuant to subsection (1), the governor may authorize the expenditure of funds pursuant to 10-3-312.
(3) In the absence of necessary funding from other sources, the principal of the invasive species trust fund established in 80-7-1016 may be appropriated by a vote of three-fourths of the members of each house of the legislature to government agencies for emergency relief to eradicate or confine the new invasive species or to protect the state from an influx of invasive species due to a natural disaster.
History: En. Sec. 13, Ch. 429, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 289, L. 2015.