Find Bill
Find Your Legislator
Legislative Deadlines
RSS Feed Permanent URL -A +A

2016 Statute


47-1008. Prohibition on sale of certain infected or injured livestock; euthanasia or order to remove from market, expenses; inspection by accredited veterinarian; contracts for service and filing certificates of inspection; inspection fees; minimum per diem for inspector to be negotiated; use and disposition of fees; veterinary inspection fee fund; rules and regulations; electronic auctions; health certificate sale requirements. (a) Livestock shall not be offered for sale or sold at any licensed public livestock market if such livestock:

(1) Is infected with a disease that permanently renders the livestock unfit for human consumption;

(2) has severe neoplasia;

(3) has severe actinomycosis;

(4) is unable to rise to its feet by itself; or

(5) has an obviously fractured long bone or other fractures or dislocation of a joint that renders the livestock unable to bear weight on the affected limb without that limb collapsing.

(b) If, in the judgment of an accredited veterinarian, the livestock consigned and delivered on the premises of any licensed public livestock market is in any of the conditions described in subsection (a), such veterinarian shall euthanize humanely the livestock or direct the consignor to immediately remove the livestock from the premises of the public livestock market. All expenses incurred for euthanasia and disposal of the livestock under the provisions of this subsection shall be the responsibility of the consignor. Collection of expenses shall not be the responsibility of the consignee.

(c) All livestock consigned and delivered on the premises of any licensed public livestock market, before being offered for sale, shall be inspected by 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 freedom of clinical signs of infectious or contagious animal diseases that are determined to be reportable by the animal health commissioner. Such regulatory veterinary services shall be contracted for by the animal health 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 animal health commissioner a list of accredited veterinarians to be considered for the position. 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, exchanged 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 specified, 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 rendered under a contract 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.

(d) Livestock market operators shall pay amounts received and amounts due under this section to the animal health commissioner. The commissioner shall remit all such amounts received to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of 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 vouchers approved by the commissioner or by a person or persons designated by such commissioner.

(e) The animal health commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, including, but not limited to, rules and regulations designating any disease as a disease that renders livestock or the carcasses thereof permanently unfit for human consumption.

(f) All livestock sold by a licensed electronic auction, before being delivered to an out-of-state buyer, shall have a health certificate issued by a licensed, accredited veterinarian. Kansas buyers shall be furnished a health certificate upon request.

History: L. 1937, ch. 262, § 8; L. 1939, ch. 224, § 5; L. 1947, ch. 302, § 3; L. 1949, ch. 295, § 1; L. 1957, ch. 304, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 206, § 3; L. 1973, ch. 2, § 22; L. 1981, ch. 211, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 152, § 11; L. 1993, ch. 167, § 3; L. 1996, ch. 67, § 1; L. 1997, ch. 129, § 2; L. 2000, ch. 111, § 8; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 167; L. 2012, ch. 125, § 14; July 1.

Section was amended twice in the 2012 session, see also 47-1008a.