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Introduced Version House Bill 2368 History

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H. B. 2368


(By Delegate Stalnaker)

[Introduced February 15, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources then Finance.]





A BILL to amend and reenact §19-20A-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to vaccination of dogs and cats; increasing the veterinary fee for vaccinating dogs and cats for rabies from four dollars to eight dollars each.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That §19-20A-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 20A. VACCINATION OF DOGS AND CATS FOR RABIES.

§19-20A-5. Type of vaccine to be furnished; fee.
It shall be the duty of the veterinarian, or person vaccinating each animal to furnish vaccine of a type capable of establishing and maintaining immunity for a period of not less than twenty-four months and he or she shall charge and collect a fee of not more than four eight dollars for each animal vaccinated, if done at a clinic established by a county commission or, if vaccinated at any other place, he or she shall charge and collect a reasonable fee for his or her services.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase from $4.00 to $8.00 the veterinary fee for each dog and cat vaccinated for rabies.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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