SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1884
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DETHROW (Sponsor), SCHLOTTACH, GUEST, WILSON (119) AND KELLY (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 28, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 267, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the national animal identification system.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 267, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 267.168, to read as follows:
267.168. 1. The state of Missouri may support a voluntary animal identification program, subject to appropriation. The department of agriculture shall not mandate or otherwise force national animal identification system (NAIS) premises registration or participation in the NAIS administered by the United States Department of Agriculture without specific statutory authorization from the Missouri general assembly.
2. Any person who participates in the national animal identification system may withdraw from the system at any time. All personal information relating to a participant shall be deleted from the system when the participant withdraws, unless the participant is part of an ongoing disease investigation.
3. Any entity or organization that receives state funds for the purpose of conducting a state-sponsored activity shall not require premises registration in order to participate in such activity.