§792. Establishment of livestock care standards advisory council

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Title

06

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Agriculture






Chapter

064

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LIVESTOCK CARE STANDARDS ADVISORY COUNCIL











 

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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:

(1) The

secretary of agriculture, food and markets, who shall serve as the chair of the

council.

(2) The state

veterinarian.

(3) The

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.

(D) A

representative of an agricultural department of a Vermont college or

university.

(E) A

representative of the Vermont slaughter industry.

(F) A

representative of the Vermont livestock dealer, hauler, or auction industry.

(4) The

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.

(C) A

professional in the care and management of equines and equine facilities.

(5) The

following three members appointed by the speaker of the house:

(A) An operator

of a small Vermont dairy farm.

(B) A

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

subdivision.

(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.), §

6.)
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