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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’s 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.