New York Agriculture & Markets Law
No person shall sell, offer or expose for sale in this state any soil or plant inoculant unless licensed as provided in this section. Application for a license shall be made upon a form prescribed by the commissioner and shall include a statement as to whether the inoculant is represented as effective for inoculating legumes or for some other purpose, and, if represented as effective for the inoculation of legumes, for which legume or legumes it is so represented. With the application, the applicant shall present a representative sample of the soil or plant inoculant described in the application. The commissioner, if satisfied that the inoculant may be depended upon to produce an effective inoculation for the purpose represented, shall issue to such applicant a license for the sale of such inoculant, expiring on December thirty-first of the next even numbered year following its issuance. Application for renewal of such license for a period of two years shall be made biennially upon a form prescribed by the commissioner and submitted no later than thirty days prior to the expiration of the existing license.