Chapter 67


An Act concerning public livestock markets; relating to inspections by authorized regulatory veterinarians; amending K.S.A. 47-1008 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 47-1008 is hereby amended to read as follows: 47- 1008. (a) All livestock consigned and delivered on the premises of any licensed public livestock market, before being offered for sale, shall be inspected by an authorized a veterinarian authorized by the commissioner who shall visually examine or test, or both, each animal consigned to such market, for the purpose of determining its condition of health and free- dom from of clinical signs of infectious or contagious animal diseases that are determined to be reportable by the livestock commissioner. Such reg- ulatory veterinary services shall be contracted for by market operators, under contracts approved by the livestock commissioner, and such serv- ices shall be performed under the direction of the commissioner the live- stock commissioner who shall select an accredited veterinarian for each public livestock market. The public livestock market operator, for each public livestock market, shall submit to the livestock commissioner a list of accredited veterinarians to be considered for the position or positions. Such veterinarian shall be authorized to make all required examinations and tests, and to issue certificates of inspection at the public livestock market where such veterinarian serves. All livestock sold, resold, ex- changed or transferred, or offered for sale or exchange at a livestock market shall be treated as may be necessary to prevent the spread of contagious or infectious diseases. A certificate of inspection, on a form to be approved by the commissioner, shall be issued to the purchaser by the inspector. For the visual inspection of livestock offered for sale, there shall be collected by the market operator from the consignor a fee which shall be determined by negotiation between the market operator and the market veterinarian but shall not be less than $.07 per head, except that no fee for inspection shall be collected unless the inspection actually has been made. If the charges per head collected on all livestock inspected at a livestock market on any sales day do not amount to a minimum per diem of $40 or any amount greater than $40 negotiated by the operator, the market operator shall be required to supply sufficient funds to provide such amount. Any amount lesser or greater than the $40 amount speci- fied, shall be determined by negotiation between the market operator and the market veterinarian. A copy of any agreement or contract shall be on file with the commissioner. Payments for veterinary services ren- dered under a contract approved as provided in this section shall be paid from the veterinary inspection fee fund, and for such services rendered prior to the end of a fiscal year, payment may be made within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year.

(b) Livestock market operators shall pay amounts received and amounts due under this section to the livestock commissioner. The com- missioner shall remit all such amounts received to the state treasurer at least monthly. Upon receipt of any such remittance the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount thereof in the state treasury and the same shall be credited to the veterinary inspection fee fund. All expenditures from such fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouch- ers approved by the commissioner or by a person or persons designated by such commissioner.

(c) The livestock commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 47-1008 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved March 22, 1996.