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Senate Bill 235 History
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Senate Bill No. 235
(By Senators Edgell, Bailey, Dempsey, Love, Facemyer and Guills)
[Passed April 8, 2005; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §19-9-7a, relating to
National Animal Identification System; requiring state
participation in the program; providing rule-making authority;
and exempting premises and animal identification data from
disclosure pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
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; rulemaking;
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.