Senate Bill 235 History
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Senate Bill No. 235
(By Senators Edgell, Bailey, Dempsey, Love, Facemyer and Guills)
[Introduced February 18, 2005; referred to the Committee
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §19-9-7a, relating to
the National Animal Identification System; providing rule-
making authority; and exempting premises and animal
identification data from disclosure.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-9-7a, to read as
ARTICLE 9. DISEASES AMONG DOMESTIC ANIMALS.
§19-9-7a. National Animal Identification System
West Virginia shall be a participating state in the United
States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification
System. The Commissioner may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three,
chapter twenty-nine-a of this code governing the collection of farm
premises and animal identification data.
The premises and animal identification data collected by the
Commissioner in accordance with the requirements of the National
Animal Identification System are specifically exempt from
disclosure under the provisions of article one, chapter
twenty-nine-b of this code.