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SF 374

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 09:38am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; requiring depopulation of farmed Cervidae herd when an
animal is infected with chronic wasting disease; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, section 35.155, subdivision 11.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 35.155, subdivision 11, is amended to read:

Subd. 11.

Mandatory surveillance for chronic wasting disease;new text begin herdnew text end depopulation.

An inventory for each farmed Cervidae herd must be verified by an accredited veterinarian
and filed with the Board of Animal Health every 12 months.

(b) Movement of farmed Cervidae from any premises to another location must be reported
to the Board of Animal Health within 14 days of the movement on forms approved by the
Board of Animal Health.

(c) All animals from farmed Cervidae herds that are over 12 months of age that die or
are slaughtered must be tested for chronic wasting disease.

deleted text begin (d) The owner of a premises where chronic wasting disease is detected must:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) depopulate the premises of Cervidae after the appraisal process for federal
indemnification has been completed or, if an indemnification application is not submitted,
within a reasonable time determined by the board in consultation with the commissioner of
natural resources;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) maintain the fencing required under subdivision 4 on the premises for five years after
the date of detection; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) post the fencing on the premises with biohazard signs as directed by the board.
deleted text end

new text begin (d) If an animal in a farmed Cervidae herd tests positive for chronic wasting disease,
the entire herd must be euthanized and disposed of at the owner's expense, unless state and
federal funds are available for this purpose. The method by which a herd is euthanized and
disposed of as required by this paragraph must be done in a manner approved by the board.
The board shall consult with the commissioner of natural resources in approving euthanization
and disposal methods.
new text end