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HF 1555

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/25/2021 03:22pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/25/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; clarifying certain requirements for farmed Cervidae;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 35.155, subdivisions 5, 11.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 35.155, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Disease control programs.

Farmed Cervidae are subject to this chapter and
the rules of the Board of Animal Health in the same manner as other livestock and domestic
animals, including provisions related to importation and transportation.new text begin The board must not
designate or continue a disease management or endemic zone for chronic wasting disease
unless chronic wasting disease is found on a specific property where a cervid farm is located.
The zone is limited to that chronic wasting disease positive property and does not extend
to other noncontiguous property owned by the same person or entity.
new text end

Sec. 2.

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


Subd. 11.

Mandatory surveillance for chronic wasting disease; depopulation.

(a)
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.

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

(1) depopulate the premises of Cervidae after the deleted text beginappraisal process fordeleted text end federal
indemnification new text beginprocess new text endhas 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;

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

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

Sec. 3. new text beginDISCONTINUATION OF CURRENT ZONES.
new text end

new text begin All disease management or endemic zones in effect on the effective date of this section
that do not contain a chronic wasting disease positive cervid farm are discontinued.
new text end