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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 RS 14139 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 Canada. FISCAL IMPACT None - As the Brand Department does brand inspections already. Contact Name: Bruce Newcomb Phone: (208) 332-1111 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 742