80-7-815. Noxious weed emergency. (1) The governor may declare a noxious weed emergency if:
(a) a new and potentially harmful noxious weed is discovered growing in the state and is verified by the department; or
(b) the state is facing a potential influx of noxious weeds as the result of a natural disaster.
(2) In the absence of necessary funding from other sources, the principal of the noxious weed management trust fund may be appropriated as provided in 80-7-814 to government agencies for emergency relief to eradicate or confine the new noxious weed species or to protect the state from an influx of noxious weeds due to a natural disaster.