SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1803
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KELLY (Sponsor), DETHROW, SATER, WALLACE, SMITH (150), WHORTON AND WELLS (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 23, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 267, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the national animal identification system.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 267, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 267.165, to read as follows:
267.165. 1. The department of agriculture shall not participate in any national animal identification program that may be required under the national animal identification system (NAIS) administered program by the United States Department of Agriculture without specific authorization from the general assembly, except for the purpose of serving as a registration agent for private marketing programs that require NAIS premise identification.
2. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the department of agriculture from participating in any voluntary or private animal identification program for the sole purpose of adding value to Missouri livestock.