Sunset Process - Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the regulation of public livestock markets until 2034.
Current law requires an applicant for a license to operate a public livestock market to prove financial stability, business integrity, and fiduciary responsibility and to provide a statement of assets and liability. Section 3 repeals these provisions.
Current law requires a licensed livestock market to meet several size and premises standards. Section 4 replaces this with a requirement that a premises have adequate facilities necessary to operate a public livestock market.
Sections 5 and 6 repeal provisions that imply that the state board of stock inspection commissioners regulate the sanitation of public livestock markets.
Section 7 clarifies that the veterinarian who inspects livestock at a public livestock market is not employed by the department of agriculture and that livestock is inspected, not examined, for clinical signs of injury or disease. Section 7 also requires the veterinarian to be accredited.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)