State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
SENATE BILL NO. 16
Introduced by: The Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources at the request of the
Department of Agriculture
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to authorize the Brand Board to establish a service fee for
certain local inspections of livestock and to declare an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 40-18-16 be amended to read as follows:
40-18-16. The board may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to:
(1) Describe prohibited brand symbols for various types of livestock and identify
locations on animals where a brand is permitted;
(2) Provide for the registration, transfer, and renewal of livestock brands;
(3) Establish a brand registration fee not to exceed twenty-five dollars;
(4) Establish a brand renewal fee not to exceed ten dollars per year or a brand renewal
fee not to exceed fifty dollars for each five-year ownership period and a brand
transfer fee not to exceed twenty-five dollars;
(5) Establish an ownership inspection fee not to exceed one dollar for each head of
(6) Establish recordable livestock brands;
(7) Establish law enforcement, ownership inspection, and transportation requirements
within or without the ownership inspection area;
(8) Establish a duplicate certificate fee not to exceed five dollars;
(9) Establish a mileage fee for inspectors not to exceed the rate set by the State Board of
(10) Establish a fee for local inspections of one hundred head of livestock or less, not to
exceed twenty-five dollars per trip.
Section 2. That chapter 40-20 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
The board may charge and collect a fee for services pertaining to any local inspection of one
hundred head of livestock or less as required by chapters 40-20 and 40-21. The fee shall be in
addition to the ownership inspection fee and the mileage fee, and shall be used to offset the costs
of providing a local inspection.
Section 3. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in
full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.