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AN ACT

        ENTITLED, An Act to  revise certain provisions related to the composition of livestock brands and to declare an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
     Section  1.  That § 40-19-7 be amended to read as follows:
     40-19-7.   The board shall reject any brands formed from any letter, number, or symbol which is a duplicate of, or in conflict with, any brand previously registered for that location on an animal. Any brand approved for registration shall be composed from the combination of no less than two and no more than three letters, numbers, or symbols, except for sheep. Only the following may be accepted for registration:
             (1)      Letters A to P and R to Z, in the plain gothic style of print;
             (2)      Arabic numerals from two to nine, inclusive;
             (3)      Symbols, including diamond, half diamond, arrow, mill iron, heart, box, half box, quarter circle, bar, cross, triangle, or slash;
             (4)    Character brands that were cancelled by the board for nonrenewal after January 1, 2005, but only if registered by the person who owned the brand at the time it was cancelled, or if the person is deceased, by the spouse or by the lineal descendants of the person.
     Any brand that is similar to any previously registered brand or that in the board's determination could be changed to resemble a previously registered brand may be rejected. Location of a brand on an animal is construed as part of the brand. A variation in the size of a letter, number, or figure does not constitute a new brand and shall be rejected.
     Section  2.  Whereas, this Act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
An Act to revise certain provisions related to the composition of livestock brands and to declare an emergency.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

HOUSE as Bill No. 1007

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Chief Clerk
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Speaker of the House

Attest:

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Chief Clerk

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President of the Senate

Attest:

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Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1007
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______  
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Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,

20____ at ____________ M.


By _________________________
for the Governor
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The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___

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Governor
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
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Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State