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AB-1597 Food and agriculture.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 21, 2014


 Section 9641.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

 (a) Any horse or other Equidae brought into this state shall be accompanied by the following:
(1) A certificate of health from the state of origin issued by an accredited veterinarian. The certificate shall state that the horse or other Equidae is free from evidence of any communicable disease.
(2) Verification that any horse or Equidae has been tested within the preceding 12 months and found negative to a test for equine infectious anemia. The test shall be approved by the secretary and conducted by a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, and the necessary sample shall be taken, and the verification signed by, an accredited veterinarian.
(b) A nursing foal of less than six months of age when accompanied by a negative dam and any horse or other Equidae consigned for immediate slaughter shall be exempt from the testing requirements of this section.

SEC. 2.

 Section 42815 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

 This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, 2020,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, which becomes effective on or before January 1, 2025, 2020,  deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.