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H.526

 

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:

First:  In Sec. 2, by striking out Sec. 2 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Sec. 2 to read:

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:

(e)  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



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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