CHAPTER 214

(HB 1005)

Revise certain provisions related to cancelled livestock brands.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  revise certain provisions related to cancelled livestock brands.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  That § 40-19-14 be amended to read as follows:

     40-19-14.   During the first two years following the current brand ownership period, only the previous owner may apply for a brand canceled under § 40-19-13. If the brand is recordable, the previous owner may register the brand by paying the registration fee and a one hundred dollar rerecord fee. If the brand was registered before cancellation, the brand is recordable and the previous owner may register the brand by paying the registration fee and a one hundred dollar rerecord fee. Moreover, during the two years following the current ownership period, it is not a violation of § 40-19-21 ; :

             (1)      If the previous owner sells livestock bearing the canceled brand; or

             (2)      If the previous owner brands livestock with the canceled brand prior to before becoming aware of the cancellation.

     Signed February 7, 2006
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