Senate Bill No. 321
(By Senators Whitlow, Helmick, Ross, Miller and Anderson)
[Introduced February 7, 1996; referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section three, article twenty-a,
chapter nineteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to vaccination
record and report.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section three, article twenty-a, chapter nineteen of
the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one,
as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 20A. VACCINATION OF DOGS AND CATS FOR RABIES.
§19-20A-3. Vaccination record and report.
Whoever vaccinates or revaccinates a dog or cat against
rabies shall keep a record of such vaccination or revaccination,
and on or before the first day of each calendar month thereafter, shall mail to or deliver to the county clerk of the county where
vaccination takes place owner of the animal resides a report
of such vaccination or revaccination which shall include a number
identifying the individual record of the dog or cat vaccinated,
a complete description of the dog or cat, place where the dog or
cat is kept or harbored, name of the owner, keeper or harborer,
his or her address, date and type of vaccination or revaccination
and such other information as may be required by the county
health department or the county commission over the signature of
the person reporting.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require a report of a
rabies vaccination be sent to the county clerk of the county
where the owner of the animal resides.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.