The Vermont Statutes Online
LIVESTOCK CARE STANDARDS ADVISORY COUNCIL
792. Establishment of livestock care standards advisory council
(a) There is
established a livestock care standards advisory council for the purposes of
evaluating the laws of the state and of providing policy recommendations
regarding the care, handling, and well-being of livestock in the state. The
livestock care standards advisory council shall be composed of the following
members, all of whom shall be residents of Vermont:
secretary of agriculture, food and markets, who shall serve as the chair of the
(2) The state
following six members appointed by the governor:
(A) A person
with knowledge of food safety and food safety regulation in the state.
(B) A person
from a statewide organization that represents the beef industry.
(C) A Vermont
licensed livestock or poultry veterinarian.
representative of an agricultural department of a Vermont college or
representative of the Vermont slaughter industry.
representative of the Vermont livestock dealer, hauler, or auction industry.
following three members appointed by the committee on committees:
(A) A producer
of species other than bovidae.
(B) An operator
of a medium farm or large farm permitted by the agency.
professional in the care and management of equines and equine facilities.
following three members appointed by the speaker of the house:
(A) An operator
of a small Vermont dairy farm.
representative of a local humane society or organization from Vermont registered
with the agency and organized under state law.
(C) A person
with experience investigating charges of animal cruelty involving livestock,
provided that no such person who has received or is receiving compensation from
a national humane society or organization may be appointed under this
(b) Members of
the board shall be appointed for staggered terms of three years. Except for the
chair, the state veterinarian, and the representative of the agricultural
department of a Vermont college or university, no member of the council may
serve for more than six consecutive years. Eight members of the council shall
constitute a quorum.
(c) With the
concurrence of the chair, the council may use the services and staff of the
agency in the performance of its duties. (Added 2009, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), §