State of South Dakota  

400U0274   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.
    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 livestock;
            (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 Finance; and
            (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 follows:
    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.