§1163. Additional violations

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Published: 2015

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Title

06

:
Agriculture






Chapter

102

:
CONTROL OF CONTAGIOUS LIVESTOCK DISEASES






Subchapter

001
:
GENERAL PROVISIONS










 

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1163. Additional violations

(a) A person who

knowingly commits any of the following acts shall be imprisoned not more than

six months, or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both:

(1) to transport

an animal affected with, or exposed to, a contagious disease without first

obtaining the permission of the secretary;

(2) to interfere

with any animal disease test conducted pursuant to this chapter;

(3) to

advertise, sell, or offer for sale as accredited tuberculosis-free or certified

brucellosis-free, any cattle which do not come from herds officially accredited

or certified by the secretary or the United States Department of Agriculture;

(4) to

advertise, sell, or offer for sale as tested under state or federal supervision

any cattle which do not come from herds that are under state or federal

supervision;

(5) to fail to

report the discovery of a reportable disease as required by section 1162 of

this title;

(6) to interfere

with or hinder the work of the secretary or his or her agents pursuant to this

chapter.

(b) A person who

knowingly commits any of the following acts shall be imprisoned not more than

two years, or fined not more than $15,000.00, or both:

(1) to import

into this state any animal infected with or exposed to a contagious disease;

(2) to sell, or

offer for sale for food purposes any animal, or animal carcass, condemned under

the provisions of this chapter, unless the animal is inspected and approved for

use as human food by an agent of the Secretary or the United States Department

of Agriculture. (Added 1987, No. 276 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2003, No. 42, §

2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
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