39-14-43Tonnage inspection fee on commercial feeds--Exceptions and conditions--Pet food.

An inspection fee established in rules promulgated by the secretary of agriculture and natural resources pursuant to chapter 1-26, but not to exceed twenty-four cents per ton, shall be paid on commercial feeds distributed in this state by the person who distributes the commercial feed to the consumer subject to the following:

(1)    No fee need be paid on a commercial feed if the payment has been made by a previous distributor;

(2)    No fee need be paid on customer-formula feeds;

(3)    No fee need be paid on commercial feeds used as ingredients for the manufacture of commercial feeds provided the fee has been paid by a previous distributor. If the fee has been paid, credit is given for the payment;

(4)    In the case of a pet food which is distributed in the state only in packages of ten pounds or less, an annual fee of ninety-nine dollars per product shall be paid in lieu of the inspection fee specified above;

(5)    In the case of a specialty pet food which is distributed in the state only in packages of ten pounds or less, an annual fee of ninety-nine dollars per product shall be paid in lieu of the inspection fee specified above; and

(6)    The minimum inspection fee shall be twenty dollars per twelve-month period.

Source: SDC 1939, § 22.1004; SL 1941, ch 96; SL 1943, ch 87, § 1; SL 1947, ch 97, § 1; SL 1964, ch 5, § 6 (a); SL 1966, ch 7; SDCL § 39-14-18; SL 1970, ch 228, § 9 (1); SL 1977, ch 314; SL 1981, ch 286, § 9; SL 1993, ch 304, § 13; SL 2001, ch 215, § 32; SL 2017, ch 43, § 9; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 51, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.