General Assembly: 79 (2002 Regular GA) - Chapter 1092 - Possession and distribution of anthrax


Published: 2002-04-08

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167 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY−NINTH G.A., 2002 SESSION CH. 1093

CH. 1092CH. 1092

CHAPTER 1092

POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ANTHRAX

H.F. 2507

AN ACT creating a criminal offense for possession or distribution of anthrax, and providing a penalty.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1.NEW SECTION.126.24ANTHRAX. 1.UNLAWFUL POSSESSION.Any person who knowingly possesses bacillus anthracis or

any substance containing bacillus anthracis, is guilty of a class C" felony. 2.UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION.Any person who knowingly distributes bacillus anthracis

or any substance containing bacillus anthracis to any other person which may or may not cause exposure to bacillus anthracis, is guilty of a class B" felony.

3.EXCEPTIONS.This section shall not apply to a person who possesses or distributes ba- cillus anthracis or any substance containing bacillus anthracis which is being used solely for a purpose which is lawfully authorized under federal law.

Approved April 8, 2002

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CH. 1093CH. 1093

CHAPTER 1093

PSEUDORABIES CONTROL

H.F. 2530

AN ACT providing for the control of pseudorabies, making penalties applicable, and providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1.Section 166D.10, subsection 3, paragraph b, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows:

b.For swine which is exposed or swine from a herd of unknown status, a person shall not move or relocate the swine, unless one of the following applies:

(1)The swine reacts negatively to a differentiable test within thirty days prior to moving or relocating the swine.

(2)The swine moves by restricted movement to either a fixed concentration point or slaugh- tering establishment.

Sec. 2.Section 166D.10, subsection 3, Code 2001, is amended by adding the following new paragraph after paragraph b, and relettering the subsequent paragraph:

NEW PARAGRAPH.bb.For swine from a herd of unknown status, a person shall not move or relocate the swine, unless one of the following applies:

(1)The swine reacts negatively to a differentiable test within thirty days prior to moving or relocating the swine.

(2)The swine moves by restricted movement to either a fixed concentration point or slaugh−