An act relating to regulating animals in the deer family for purposes of disease control
The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill as follows:
Sec. 2. 6 V.S.A. § 1152(d) is amended and (f) is added to read:
(d) The secretary may contract and cooperate with the United States Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies or other states for the control and eradication of contagious diseases of animals. The secretary shall consult and cooperate, as appropriate, with the commissioner of fish and wildlife and the commissioner of health regarding the control of contagious diseases.
(f) The taking and possessing of an animal which is imported, possessed, or confined for the purpose of hunting shall be regulated by the fish and wildlife board and commissioner of fish and wildlife under the provisions of part 4 of Title 10. However, the secretary shall have jurisdiction over the animal for the purposes described in section 1153 of this title.
Second: Following Sec. 3, by inserting a new Sec. 4 to read:
Sec. 4. 6 V.S.A. § 1159(e) is amended to read:
The secretary may compensate the owner of
fallow or red deer
destroyed pursuant to this chapter because of exposure to or infection with
brucellosis or, tuberculosis, or transmissible spongiform
encephalopathies. Payment shall not exceed two-thirds of the difference
between the salvage value and the appraised value of the animal, and in no
event shall exceed $250.00 per animal.
and by renumbering the remaining Secs. to be numerically correct
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