ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for
the importation of animals.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 40-14-2 be amended to read as follows:
40-14-2. Any animal brought into this state for any purpose except immediate slaughter or as
otherwise provided for in rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26 by the Animal Industry Board
shall be accompanied by a certificate of health, issued in duplicate by authority of the state or
territory from which it originates, or by authority of the United States Department of Agriculture.
The certificate shall verify that the animal is free from all contagious, infectious, epidemic, or
communicable disease, and from infestation of destructive parasites. The certificate shall verify that
the animal does not originate from a district of quarantine, infestation, or infection, and that it has
been inspected within a period of not more than thirty days before the arrival of the animal. One of
the duplicate certificates shall be mailed to the Animal Industry Board at Pierre, in time for it to be
received before the animal arrives at its destination, and the other shall be attached to the bill of
lading when the animal is brought into the state. Any person who brings animals into the state in
violation of this section is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
Section 2. That subdivision (5) of § 40-3-14 be amended to read as follows:
(5) The regulation of the importation of animals;
An Act to revise certain provisions relating to the certificate of health requirement for the
importation of animals.
I certify that the attached Act
originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1070
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1070
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State