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A173, R206, S328
Sponsors: Senators Verdin, Grooms, Campbell, Bright, Bryant and Campsen
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Introduced in the Senate on January 28, 2009
Introduced in the House on March 25, 2009
Last Amended on May 6, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on May 6, 2010
Became law without Governor's signature, May 20, 2010
Summary: Pet inoculating
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/28/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-5 1/28/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources SJ-5 3/12/2009 Senate Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural Resources SJ-12 3/17/2009 Senate Read second time SJ-12 3/24/2009 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-25 3/25/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-14 3/25/2009 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-14 2/4/2010 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-14 2/25/2010 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 2, 2010 HJ-53 3/2/2010 House Amended HJ-17 3/2/2010 House Debate interrupted HJ-17 3/2/2010 House Read second time HJ-42 3/3/2010 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-10 3/9/2010 Senate House amendment amended SJ-39 3/9/2010 Senate Returned to House with amendments SJ-39 3/11/2010 House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-17 3/11/2010 House Roll call Yeas-2 Nays-100 HJ-17 4/27/2010 Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Land, Verdin, and Bryant SJ-14 4/29/2010 House Conference committee appointed Reps. Vick, DC Moss, and Frye HJ-48 5/5/2010 Senate Conference report received and adopted SJ-30 5/6/2010 House Conference report received and adopted HJ-26 5/6/2010 House Ordered enrolled for ratification HJ-28 5/13/2010 Ratified R 206 5/20/2010 Became law without Governor's signature 5/26/2010 Effective date 05/20/10 6/9/2010 Act No. 173
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(A173, R206, S328)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INOCULATING PETS AGAINST RABIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE INOCULATIONS MUST BE ADMINISTERED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN OR SOMEONE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED VETERINARIAN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Inoculation of pets; rabies inoculations by or under supervision of veterinarian
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-60 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 343 of 2002, is further amended to read:
"Section 47-5-60. A pet owner must have his pet inoculated against rabies at a frequency to provide continuous protection of the pet from rabies using a vaccine approved by the department and licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. The rabies inoculation for pets must be administered by a licensed veterinarian or someone under a licensed veterinarian's direct supervision, as defined in Section 40-69-20. Evidence of rabies inoculation is a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian. The rabies vaccination certificate forms may be provided by the licensed veterinarian or by the department or its designee. The veterinarian may stamp or write his name and address on the certificate. The certificate must include information recommended by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians. The licensed veterinarian administering or supervising the administration of the vaccine shall provide one copy of the certificate to the owner of the pet and must retain one copy in his files for not less than three years. With the issuance of the certificate, the licensed veterinarian shall furnish a serially numbered metal license tag bearing the same number and year as the certificate with the name and telephone number of the veterinarian, veterinary hospital, or practice. The metal license tag at all times must be attached to a collar or harness worn by the pet for which the certificate and tag have been issued. Annually before February first, the veterinarian shall report to the department the number of animals inoculated against rabies during the preceding year. The department, in conjunction with licensed veterinarians, shall promote annual rabies clinics. The fee for rabies inoculation at these clinics may not exceed ten dollars, including the cost of the vaccine, and this charge must be paid by the pet owner. Fees collected by veterinarians at these clinics are their compensation."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 13th day of May, 2010.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/20/2010.
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