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HOUSE BILL NO. 742
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H0742.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
CATTLE - IMPORTATION - Adds to existing law to prohibit the importation of
certain cattle into the state of Idaho from Canada unless the cattle bear a
specified brand and have a computer microchip implanted.
02/20 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/23 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 742
BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE IMPORTATION OF CATTLE; AMENDING CHAPTER 2, TITLE 25, IDAHO
3 CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 25-220, IDAHO CODE, TO PROHIBIT THE
4 IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN CATTLE INTO THE STATE OF IDAHO FROM CANADA UNLESS
5 THE CATTLE BEAR A SPECIFIED BRAND AND HAVE A COMPUTER MICROCHIP IMPLANTED.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 2, Title 25, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 25-220, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 25-220. IMPORTATION OF CATTLE -- BRAND REQUIREMENTS -- COMPUTER MICROCHIP
11 REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation or its
12 agents or employees to bring or cause to be brought in any manner whatsoever
13 into this state cattle that have at any time originated in Canada unless the
14 cattle bear the brand "C" on the left hip, by hot iron or freeze iron, with
15 character dimensions as provided in section 25-1141, Idaho Code, and the cat-
16 tle have a computer microchip implanted between the cattle scapulae as
17 approved by the department of agriculture for tracking purposes.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to set up an identification
system by which the Agriculture Department and/or the Brand
Department can identify cattle that enter the State of Idaho from
None - As the Brand Department does brand inspections already.
Name: Bruce Newcomb
Phone: (208) 332-1111
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 742