SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 2045

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SHIVELY (Sponsor), QUINN AND LOEHNER (Co-sponsors).

6284L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 267, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to regulation of cervids.




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 267.169, to read as follows:

            267.169. 1. For any interstate movement of cervids, all of the following shall apply:

            (1) An entry permit shall be obtained from the department of agriculture within thirty days of importation;

            (2) The herd of origin shall:

            (a) Be tuberculosis (TB) accredited, brucellosis certified, and have a chronic wasting disease (CWD) status of five years or more; or

            (b) Have two TB tests at least ninety days apart with the second TB test within sixty days of import, a negative brucellosis test within thirty days of import, and a CWD status of five years or more;

            (3) All cervids shall have the following two forms of identification:

            (a) An official unique federal identification tag, either a metal TB tag or radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag; and

            (b) A plastic ear tag, ear tattoo, or microchip, or one of the federal unique tags not used as the first method of identification.

            2. For all intrastate transfer of cervids, all of the following shall apply:

            (1) All cervids shall have an official unique identification, such as a RFID tag, metal TB tag, or microchip, prior to any such transfer;

            (2) Owners of cervids shall maintain permanent records, including buyer and seller names, addresses, telephone numbers, permit numbers if applicable, dates of transactions, and cervid identification, age, and sex;

            (3) Each death of a cervid shall be recorded;

            (4) No tuberculosis or brucellosis requirements shall apply to and no certificate of veterinary inspection shall be required for intrastate farm-to-farm movement of cervids, including movement to hunting ranches; and

            (5) Except for hunting ranches, all white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, red deer, sika, and moose shall be enrolled in the department of agriculture sponsored chronic wasting disease program. Any breeding operation within a hunting ranch property that move live cervids from the hunting ranch property shall be enrolled in the department of agriculture sponsored chronic wasting disease program.