as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/26/2018 09:14am
A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; modifying identification requirements for farmed Cervidae;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 35.155, subdivision 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 35.155, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
(a) Farmed Cervidae must be identified by means approved by
the Board of Animal Health. The identification must be visible to the naked eye during
daylight under normal conditions at a distance of 50 yardsnew text beginnew text end. Newborn animals must be identified deleted text beginbefore
December 31 of the year in which the animal is borndeleted text end new text beginnew text endor before
movement from the premises, whichever occurs first.
(b) The Board of Animal Health shall register farmed Cervidae. The owner must submit
the registration request on forms provided by the board. The forms must include sales
receipts or other documentation of the origin of the Cervidae. The board shall provide copies
of the registration information to the commissioner of natural resources upon request. The
owner must keep written records of the acquisition and disposition of registered farmed