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Sunset Public Livestock Markets

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of public livestock markets, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2019 Regular Session
Bill Summary

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.)


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