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:
be amended to read as follows:
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
Letters A to P and R to Z, in the plain gothic style of print;
Arabic numerals from two to nine, inclusive;
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.
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
I certify that the attached
originated in the
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State