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5212Ratification Number: 339Act Number: 374Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020501Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: Sharpe, Witherspoon and RhoadDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5360djc02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020509Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020520Subject: Poultry from flocks infected with avian flu, prohibitionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A374 ------ 20020520 Signed by Governor ------ 20020514 Ratified R339 Senate 20020509 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020508 Read second time Senate 20020507 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference House 20020503 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020502 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20020501 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on May 1, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 7, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 7, 2002-A - Word format
(A374, R339, H5212)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT POULTRY FROM STATES HAVING FLOCKS THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR AVIAN INFLUENZA FROM ENTRY INTO THIS STATE UNTIL THIRTY DAYS AFTER DEPOPULATION, CLEANING, AND DISINFECTION OF THE FINAL CONFIRMED AVIAN INFLUENZA PREMISES IN THE POSITIVE STATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT POULTRY PARTICIPATING IN EXHIBITIONS CONDUCTED IN A POSITIVE STATE AFTER MARCH 1, 2002, MUST TEST NEGATIVE FOR AVIAN INFLUENZA PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN A SOUTH CAROLINA EXHIBITION.
Whereas, a serious avian disease known as Avian Influenza, Type H7N2, has been diagnosed in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and portions of North Carolina; and
Whereas, Avian Influenza is a highly contagious and infectious viral disease that affects poultry, game birds, and waterfowl; and
Whereas, this disease poses a significant threat to the South Carolina avian industry. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Avian Influenza; certain poultry prohibited entry into this State
SECTION 1. Poultry from states having flocks that have tested positive for Avian Influenza are prohibited entry into South Carolina for the purposes of exhibition or live bird sale until thirty days after the last depopulation, cleaning, and disinfection of the final confirmed Avian Influenza premises in the positive state. Poultry having participated in exhibitions conducted in a positive state after March 1, 2002, must test negative for Avian Influenza prior to participation in a South Carolina exhibition.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor and remains in effect only until permanent regulations relating to poultry import restrictions have been promulgated and become effective.
Ratified the 14th day of May, 2002.
Approved the 20th day of May, 2002.
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