Bill

HB 3569

83(R) - 2013
Agriculture & Livestock

Vote Recommendation

Yes
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  • Positive
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Author(s)

Tim Kleinschmidt

Bill Caption

Relating to activities conducted in connection with a state or federal disease control or eradication program for animals.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB3569, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($173,382) through the biennium ending August 31, 2015. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3569 would require veterinarians who are authorized by the state to certify livestock as healthy in the course of a inter-state sale to be licensed. Whenever individuals sell animals, typically cattle, across state lines, it is required that the state of origin give the animals a clean bill of health. If passed, HB 3569 would ensure that the doctor in these circumstances is appropriately qualified to give the state‚Äôs approval.

Analysis: HB 3569 would ensure that those who certify livestock health on behalf of the state are appropriately qualified. We support this legislation.

Our support of this legislation should not be construed as support for the premise that the state should be required to certify livestock before it crosses state lines. Nor should our support be construed as support for occupational licensure. We simply support ensuring that those who are authorized to act on behalf of the state be appropriately qualified to do so.