40-15 LIVESTOCK AUCTION AGENCIES
LIVESTOCK AUCTION AGENCIES
Business constituting livestock auction agency--Exceptions.
Buying stations subject to chapter.
"Mobile market" defined.
License required for auction agency--Display at place of sales--Violation as petty
Application for auction agency license--Contents.
Hearing on application for license--Notice to livestock associations of application.
Publication and public notice of application for license.
Hearing on application for license--Issuance on finding of conformity.
Factors considered in determining whether to issue license.
Annual fee for issuance or renewal of license.
Notice and hearing dispensed with on renewal of license.
Bond required to operate auction agency--Terms of bond--Approval--Amount--Violation as misdemeanor.
Cancellation of auction agency bond by surety--New bond before continuing
Action on auction agency bond.
Livestock handling and testing facilities required for auction agency license--Revocation or suspension if facilities inadequate or unsanitary.
Approved scales to be used.
Promulgation of rules--Scales--Fees.
Rules specifying facilities needed by veterinary inspector.
Separate pens for segregation of diseased animals--Marking of quarantine pens.
Auction agency services available without discrimination--Filing and posting of rate
schedules--Rebates prohibited--Violation as petty offense.
Minimum inspection fees established by Animal Industry Board.
Inspection fees paid to Animal Industry Board.
Inspection service to be provided at auction agency--Veterinarian employed by
board--Qualifications--Assistant veterinarian--Violation as petty offense.
Inspection of livestock by veterinarian--Compensation from fees collected.
Testing and treatment required before removal of animal from auction agency.
Veterinary inspection of premises and equipment--Supervision of cleaning of
facilities and vehicles.
Inspection in manner prescribed by Animal Industry Board or federal government.
Veterinary inspector supervised by animal industry board--Discontinuance for failure
to perform--Supervising veterinarians.
Auction agency not liable for negligence of inspector--Inspector not agent of agency.
Responsibility for inspection of livestock before shipment from auction agency--Certificate to comply with requirements at destination.
Records of livestock agency--Contents--Violation as petty offense.
Records open to inspection--Preservation--Copies furnished.
Revocation or suspension of license for failure to keep records.
Uniform accounting system for agencies.
Segregation and safeguarding of customers' funds by auction agency--Misuse of
funds as felony.
Revocation or suspension of license for violations--Effect of revocation or
Grounds for revocation, suspension, or refusal to renew license.
Board authorized to assume control of funds when agency's license revoked.
Appeal to circuit court from revocation or suspension of license.
Operation of auction agency without license as misdemeanor--Each day as separate
Sanitary board allowed to apply for injunction.
Enforcement of chapter--Orders, rules, and regulations--Publication and posting.
Disposition of fees--Apportionment between disease emergency fund and inspectors
Use of livestock disease emergency fund--Authorization by Governor required.
"Livestock fraud" defined--Evidence--Felony.