§762. License; Fee

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/06/063/00762
Published: 2015

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762. License; fee

(a) A person

shall not carry on the business of a livestock dealer without first obtaining a

license from the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets. Before the

issuance of such license, such dealer shall file with the Secretary an

application for such license on forms provided by the Agency. Each application

shall be accompanied by a fee of $150.00 for persons who buy and sell or

auction livestock, and $75.00 for persons who only transport livestock


(b) The Secretary

may deny any application for a livestock dealer's license, after notice and an

opportunity for a hearing, whenever the applicant is a person or a

representative of a person who has had a livestock dealer's license suspended

or revoked by any state, including Vermont, or any foreign country during the

preceding five years or who has been convicted of violating statutes or

regulations of any state or the federal government pertaining to the sale or

transportation of livestock or the control of livestock disease. The applicant

shall be informed of any denial by letter, which shall include the specific

reasons for the denial. The applicant shall have 15 days in which to petition

the Secretary for reconsideration. The petition shall be submitted in writing

and the Secretary, in his or her discretion may hold a further hearing on the

petition for reconsideration. Thereafter, the Secretary shall issue or deny the

license and shall inform the applicant in writing of his or her decision and

the reasons therefor.

(c) The

Livestock Special Fund is established under and shall be administered pursuant

to 32 V.S.A. chapter 7, subchapter 5. All funds received under this section

shall be deposited in the Livestock Special Fund for use by the Agency for

administration of livestock programs. (Amended 1959, No. 91, § 2, eff. April 7,

1959; 1975, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1981, No. 8, eff. March 20, 1981; 1989,

No. 257 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1995, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. May 22, 1996;

2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2013, No. 72, § 18.)