AN ACT

        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.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

HOUSE as Bill No. 1070

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Chief Clerk
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Speaker of the House

Attest:

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Chief Clerk

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President of the Senate

Attest:

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Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1070
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______  
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Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,

20____ at ____________ M.


By _________________________
for the Governor
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The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___

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Governor
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
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Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State