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Sponsors: Senators Land and Elliott
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Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2010
Introduced in the House on June 2, 2010
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Summary: Pet inoculation
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2009 Senate Prefiled 12/9/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources 1/12/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-16 1/12/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources SJ-16 2/24/2010 Senate Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural Resources SJ-9 2/25/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-15 6/2/2010 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-34 6/2/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-109 6/2/2010 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-109
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 24, 2010
S. Printed 2/24/10--S.
Read the first time January 12, 2010.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 913) to amend Section 47-5-60 of the 1976 Code, relating to pet inoculation against rabies, to raise the maximum fee allowed to be charged from three to six, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
DANIEL B. VERDIN III for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-60 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PET INOCULATION AGAINST RABIES, TO RAISE THE MAXIMUM FEE ALLOWED TO BE CHARGED FROM THREE TO SIX DOLLARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-60 of the 1976 Code is 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. 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 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
three six 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.
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