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Chapter 19  |  Article 19 - 1C

1 - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

1A - DIVISION OF FORESTRY

1B - SEDIMENT CONTROL DURING COMMER

1C - CARE OF LIVESTOCK
    19 - 1 C- 1
    19 - 1 C- 2
    19 - 1 C- 3
    19 - 1 C- 4
    19 - 1 C- 5
    19 - 1 C- 6

2 - MARKETING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

2A - PUBLIC MARKETS

2B - INSPECTION OF MEAT AND POULTRY

2C - AUCTIONEERS

2D - IMITATION HONEY PRODUCT LAW

2E - HUMANE SLAUGHTER OF LIVESTOCK

2F - BEEF INDUSTRY SELF-IMPROVEMENT

2G - TREE FRUIT INDUSTRY SELF-IMPRO

3 - SALE OF FARM PRODUCTS BY COMMIS

4 - COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS

5 - GRADING AND PACKING OF FRUITS A

5A - CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE STORAGE

6 - DEMONSTRATION PACKINGHOUSES AND

7 - STATE AID FOR FAIRS

8 - COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORKERS

9 - DISEASES AMONG DOMESTIC ANIMALS

9A - FEEDING OF UNTREATED GARBAGE T

10 - MALE BREEDING ANIMALS

10A - THE WEST VIRGINIA EGG MARKET

10B - LIVESTOCK DEALER'S LICENSING

11 - BULK MILK TRADE LAW

11A - DAIRY PRODUCTS AND IMITATION

11B - FROZEN DESSERTS AND IMITATIO

11C - SOUTHERN DAIRY COMPACT

11D - TRADITIONAL CHEESE PRODUCTIO

12 - INSECT PESTS, PLANT DISEASES

12A - LAND DIVISION

12B - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON PEST C

12C - INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON PES

12D - WEST VIRGINIA NOXIOUS WEED A

12E - INDUSTRIAL HEMP DEVELOPMENT

13 - INSPECTION AND PROTECTION OF

14 - WEST VIRGINIA COMMERCIAL FEED

15 - WEST VIRGINIA FERTILIZER LAW

15A - WEST VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL L

16 - WEST VIRGINIA SEED LAW

16A - WEST VIRGINIA PESTICIDE CONT

16B - WEST VIRGINIA PESTICIDE USE

17 - FENCES

18 - GENERAL STOCK LAW

19 - PRESERVATION OF AGRICULTURAL

20 - DOGS AND CATS

20A - VACCINATION OF DOGS AND CATS

20B - SPAYING OR NEUTERING OF DOGS

20C - WEST VIRGINIA SPAY NEUTER AS

21 - DRAINAGE DISTRICTS

21A - CONSERVATION DISTRICTS

21B - WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT DISTRI

22 - VINEGARS

23 - HORSE AND DOG RACING

24 - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON LICENSU

25 - LIMITING LIABILITY OF LANDOWN

26 - GENERAL JOHN MCCAUSLAND MEMOR

27 - WEST VIRGINIA STATE FARM MUSE

28 - VITAMIN AND MINERAL ENRICHMEN

29 - PRODUCTION OF NONTRADITIONAL

30 - DONATED FOOD

31 - GUS R DOUGLASS AGRICULTURAL C

32 - AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT

33 - EQUINE RESCUE FACILITIES ACT

WVC 19 - CHAPTER 19. AGRICULTURE.
ARTICLE 1C - CARE OF LIVESTOCK ARTICLE 1C. CARE OF LIVESTOCK. WVC 19 - 1 C- 1 §19-1C-1. Legislative findings.
(a) The Legislature finds that the following are important to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of West Virginia:

(1) Establishing standards governing the care and well-being of livestock in this state;

(2) Maintaining food safety;

(3) Encouraging locally grown and raised food; and

(4) Protecting West Virginia farms and families.

(b) Therefore, to protect the public interest, the Legislature finds that it is necessary to create a Livestock Care Standards Board.

WVC 19 - 1 C- 2 §19-1C-2. Definitions.
For the purposes of this article:

(1) "Board" means the Livestock Care Standards Board.

(2) "Livestock" has the same definition as set out in subsection (d), section two, article ten-b of this chapter.

WVC 19 - 1 C- 3 §19-1C-3. Livestock Care Standards Board.
(a) On July 1, 2010, there is hereby created the Livestock Care Standards Board.

(b) Prior to July 1, 2010, the Governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the following eleven members:

(1) One member who is a veterinarian licensed in this state engaging in large animal practice, for a term of two years;

(2) The dean of the agriculture department of a college or university located in this state, for a term of three years;

(3) One member representing a county humane society that is organized under state law, for a term of four years;

(4) One member who is knowledgeable about food safety in this state, for a term of five years;

(5) Two members of the public representing West Virginia consumers, one for a term of two years and one for a term of four years;

(6) Two members representing state agricultural organizations that represent farmers, one of whom must be a member of the largest organization in the state representing farmers for a term of three years, and the other must be a member of a statewide livestock organization, for a term of five years; and

(7) Three members representing family farms engaged in animal production, at least two of whom are family farmers, for the following terms: one for three years, one for four years and one for five years.

(c) After the initial appointment terms, the appointment term is five years. Appointed members may be reappointed for additional terms.

(d) Commencing July 1, 2010, the board consists of the following thirteen members:

(1) The Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture or his or her designee, ex officio non-voting, who is the chairperson of the board;

(2) The Director of the Animal Health Division, ex officio non-voting;

(3) One member who is a veterinarian licensed in this state engaging in large animal practice;

(4) The dean of the agriculture department of a college or university located in this state;

(5) One member representing a county humane society that is organized under state law;

(6) One member who is knowledgeable about food safety in this state;

(7) Two members of the public representing West Virginia consumers;

(8) Two members representing state agricultural organizations that represent farmers, one of whom must be a member of the largest organization in the state representing farmers, and the other must be a member of a statewide livestock organization; and

(9) Three members representing family farms engaged in animal production, at least two of whom are family farmers.

(e) All members must be residents of this state during their terms. No more than seven members of the board may be of the same political party and no more than five may be from the same congressional district at any given time.

(f) All appointed members serve until their successor has been appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.

WVC 19 - 1 C- 4 §19-1C-4. Powers and duties of the board.

     (a) The board has the following powers and duties to:

     (1) Establish standards governing the care and well-being of livestock;

     (2) Maintain food safety;

     (3) Encourage locally grown and raised food; and

     (4) Protect West Virginia farms and families.

     (b) The board is also authorized to establish standards by legislative rule, pursuant to the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, governing the care and well-being of livestock in this state, including:

     (1) The agricultural best management practices for the care and well-being of livestock and poultry in this state;

     (2) Procedures for addressing complaints regarding the inhumane treatment of livestock and coordinating efforts with county humane officers;

     (3) Biosecurity, disease prevention, animal morbidity and mortality data;

     (4) Food safety practices; and

     (5) The protection of local, affordable food supplies for consumers.

     (c) The Department of Agriculture shall administer and enforce the standards established by the board that are approved by the Legislature. WVC 19 - 1 C- 5 §19-1C-5. Compensation of board members.
(a) The ex officio members of the board may not receive compensation for serving on the board.

(b) The appointed members of the board shall receive compensation for each day or portion of a day engaged in the discharge of official duties, which compensation may not exceed the amount paid to members of the Legislature for their interim duties as recommended by the Citizens Legislative Compensation Commission and authorized by law.

(c) Each member of the board shall be reimbursed actual and necessary expenses incurred for each day or portion of a day engaged in the discharge of official duties in a manner consistent with the guidelines of the Travel Management Office of the Department of Administration.

WVC 19 - 1 C- 6 §19-1C-6. Meetings of the board.
The board shall meet at least annually, and the chairperson may call additional meetings of the board upon the written request of three members.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

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§19 - 1 - 11 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 350
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SB350 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
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§19 - 1 B- 12 - (Repealed Code)
§19 - 1 B- 12 A - (Amended Code)
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sb357 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
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SENATE BILL - 365
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§19 - 1 - 11 - (New Code)
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SB469 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
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§19 - 1 - 4 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 523
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§19 - 1 A- 3 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 535
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SB535 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Clarifying definition of "ginseng"
§19 - 20 D- 1 - (New Code)
§19 - 20 D- 2 - (New Code)
§19 - 20 D- 3 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2757
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HB2757 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
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§19 - 12 E- 5 - (Amended Code)
§19 - 12 E- 9 - (Amended Code)
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HB3011 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
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§19 - 34 - 1 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 2 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 3 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 4 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 5 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 6 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 7 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 8 - (New Code)
§19 - 34 - 9 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4393
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4393 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Creating the Dangerous Wild Animals Act
§19 - 2 C- 1 - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 3 - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 3 A - (New Code)
§19 - 2 C- 3 B - (New Code)
§19 - 2 C- 5 - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 5 A - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 6 - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 6 B - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 8 - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 9 - (Amended Code)
§19 - 2 C- 9 A - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4410
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HB4410 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
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§19 - 4 - 6 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4488
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hb4488 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
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§19 - 12 A- 6 A - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 104
PASSED - 1st Special Session

hb104 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Increasing the annual cap for collections into the Land Division special revenue account of the Department of Agriculture
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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