State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013  

822U0557   HOUSE AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1187 -  02/14/2013  

Introduced by:    Representatives Heinert, Craig, Erickson, Haggar (Jenna), Hawks, Hoffman, May, Olson (Betty), Otten (Herman), Schaefer, Schoenfish, Tyler, and Werner and Senators Sutton, Bradford, Ewing, Frerichs, Krebs, Omdahl, and Rhoden
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 40-20 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    If livestock owned by and bearing the registered brand of a bona fide rodeo producer are being transported out of the livestock ownership inspection area by the owner for rodeo purposes and there is no change of ownership, the inspection certificate required by § 40-20-4 may be endorsed, as to the purpose and extent of transportation, by the inspector issuing the certificate in order to serve as a travel permit for the livestock described in the certificate. The endorsement is effective for the calendar year for which it is issued. The endorsement shall be issued by an authorized livestock inspector of the Brand Board. The Brand Board shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to specify criteria to be used to identify and verify

ownership of the livestock. The rules shall include a requirement that other means of permanent, individual identification of the livestock, including tattoos, number brands, or photographs, be provided in addition to the registered brand. The rules shall also establish an annual fee for issuance of the endorsement authorized in this section and provide for collection of the fee. The fee may not exceed one hundred dollars per year.