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Title 6 : Agriculture


Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 1163)
  • § 1163. Additional violations

    (a) A person who knowingly commits any of the following acts shall be assessed an administrative penalty under section 15 of this title for:

    (1) transporting an animal affected with, or exposed to, a contagious disease without first obtaining the permission of the Secretary;

    (2) interfering with any animal disease test conducted pursuant to this chapter;

    (3) advertising, selling, or offering for sale as tested under State or federal supervision any domestic animal that does not come from herds that are under State or federal supervision;

    (4) failing to report the discovery of a reportable disease as required by section 1162 of this title; or

    (5) interfering with or hindering the work of the Secretary or his or her agents pursuant to this chapter.

    (b) A person who knowingly commits any of the following acts shall be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $15,000.00, or both for:

    (1) importing into this State any animal infected with or exposed to a contagious disease; or

    (2) selling or offering for sale for food purposes any animal or animal carcass condemned under the provisions of this chapter, unless the animal is inspected and approved for use as human food by an agent of the Secretary or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Added 1987, No. 276 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2017, No. 30, § 3.)