CONTROL OF SHEEP DISEASES
25-129. Rules — Executive secretary, veterinarian, inspectors, salaries, expenses and office. (1) The board shall elect one (1) of its members chairman. The said board is empowered to make rules for governing itself and such rules as it may deem necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and to enforce all such rules, and shall have exclusive control of all matters pertaining to the sheep industry. It shall be empowered to make and enforce rules for quarantining, or otherwise treating sheep which may be infected, affected or infested with ticks, lice or any other parasites detrimental or injurious to sheep, or any infectious or contagious disease of sheep and for the prevention, control and eradication of infectious or contagious diseases, ticks, lice or other parasites detrimental to sheep. All such rules adopted by said board shall have the same force and effect as law and any person, association, firm or corporation violating such rules shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(2) The board is empowered to select an executive secretary who may or may not be a member of the board, and such executive secretary shall have the authority and power to sign any and all lawful claims or vouchers to be made, filed or drawn by or on behalf of the board against the Idaho sheep and goat health account, and for such purposes he shall be regarded as the administrative head of the agency and he shall perform such other and further duties as the board shall direct.
(3) The board is empowered to appoint a veterinarian in charge, who must be duly licensed in the state of Idaho and who is a graduate of a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine, whose duties and powers shall be defined and prescribed by said board; which said officer shall be bonded to the state of Idaho in the time, form and manner prescribed by chapter 8, title 59, Idaho Code. The veterinarian in charge shall receive such compensation as may be allowed by said board and actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties. The veterinarian in charge shall be at all times subject to the authority of the board and shall have the same powers hereinafter provided for all other inspectors appointed by the board under this chapter. The veterinarian in charge shall have authority and power to sign all lawful claims or vouchers filed or drawn on behalf of the board against the Idaho sheep and goat health account.
(4) The board is hereby empowered to appoint all other inspectors, veterinarians and such other employees and assistants as may be necessary to carry out the duties and powers herein conferred and fix the compensation of all such appointees. All salaries and expenses of every kind incurred in carrying out the provisions of this chapter shall be paid from the Idaho sheep and goat health account.
(5) Inspectors and veterinarians appointed by the Idaho sheep and goat health board shall have the power and duty to assist law enforcement entities in the enforcement of all laws of the state pertaining to the identification, inspection and transportation of sheep and other livestock, and shall have general authority to assist law enforcement entities in the enforcement of theft laws of the state with respect to sheep and other livestock.
[25-129, added 1951, ch. 250, sec. 4, p. 527; am. 1969, ch. 156, sec. 1, p. 484; am. 1971, ch. 136, sec. 13, p. 522; am. 1974, ch. 18, sec. 99, p. 364; am. 1977, ch. 134, sec. 1, p. 289; am. 1985, ch. 63, sec. 4, p. 128; am. 1997, ch. 116, sec. 4, p. 292; am. 2012, ch. 117, sec. 4, p. 322.]