Wildlife Diseases - Permitting Provisions - Michigan

(b) No person shall sell, barter, offer for sale, or move, transport, deliver, ship, or offer for shipment, into or within this state any living insects in any stage of their development, or living fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses or other living plant parasitic organisms without first obtaining a permit from the commissioner of agriculture. Such permit shall be issued only after the commissioner of agriculture has determined that the insects or living bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses or other plant parasitic organisms in question are not injurious to plants or plant products, if not already present in the state, or have not been found to be seriously injurious to warrant their being refused entrance or movement, if known to be already established within the border of the state: Provided, That the commissioner of agriculture may at his discretion exempt the sale and transportation of specific insects, fungi, bacteria, and other plant parasitic organisms from the provisions of this section if such sale and transportation is not considered harmful to the health and welfare of the people of the state.;

Citation:  M.C.L.A. 286.218;