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ANIMALS AND BIRDS.

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES AMONG DOMESTIC ANIMALS-ADJUSTMENT OF CLAIMS. $1. Amends sections 2 and 8 of Act of 1909.

$ 8. As amended, provides how claims for

slaughtered animals shall be made $ 2. As amended, provides for the quaran

and fixes the maximum price to be tine and slaughter of deceased ani

paid by the State.
mals, and the manner of appraise-
ment.

(HOUSE BILL No. 562. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.) An Act entitled, An Act to amend sections two (2) and eight (8) of

an Act entitled, An Act to revise the law in relation to the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious and infectious diseases among domestic animals,'approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections two (2) and eight (8) of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious and infectious diseases among domestic animals,'” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 2. It shall be the duty of said Board of Live Stock Commissioners to cause to be investigated any and all cases, or alleged cases, coming to their knowledge, of communicable diseases among domestic animals, within this State, and to use all proper means to prevent the spread of such diseases, and to provide for the extirpation thereof; and in the event of reasonable ground for the belief that any such communicable disease exists in this State, it shall be the duty of the person owing or having in charge any animal or animals infected with such disease, or any other person having knowledge or reason to suspect the existence of such disease, to immediately notify said Board of Live Stock Commissioners, or some member thereof, by communication to said board or member, of the existence of such disease, and thereupon it shall be the duty of said board, or some member thereof, or authorized agent of the board, immediately to cause proper examination thereof to be made, and if such disease shall be found to be a dangerously contagious or dangerously infectious malady, said board, or any member thereof, or the State Veterinarian, or any Assistant State Veterinarian, shall order such diseased animals, and such as have been exposed to contagion, and the premises in or on which they are, or which may have been recently occupied by them, to be strictly quarantined; and they shall have power to order any premises and farms where the disease exists, or has recently existed, as well as exposed premises and farms, to be put in quarantine so that no domestic animal which has been or is so diseased, or has been exposed to such communicable disease, be removed from the premises so quarantined, nor allow any animal susceptible to such disease to be brought therein or thereon, except under such rules and regulations as said Board of Live Stock Commissioners may prescribe, which quarantine, and every quarantine established under the provisions of this Act, shall remain in force and effect until removed by order of said board; and said board shall prescribe such regulations as they may deem necessary to prevent any such disease from being communicated from any such diseased animal or exposed animal or from the infected premises or through any other means of communication. In all such cases the said Board of Live Stock Commissioners, or in case the number of animals shall not exceed five, any member thereof, shall have power to order the slaughter of any or all of such diseased or exposed animals. The said board shall also have power to cause to be destroyed all barns, stables, premises, fixtures, furniture and personal property infected with any such communicable disease so far as in their judgment may be necessary to prevent the spread of such disease and where the same cannot be properly disinfected; and to order the disinfection of all cars, boats or other vehicles used in transporting animals affected with any such communicable disease, or that have been exposed to the contagion thereof, and the disinfection of all yards, pens and chutes that may have been used in handling such diseased or exposed animals.

When the said board, upon the written report of the State Veterinarian, or any of his assistants, determines that any animal is affected with, or has been exposed to, any dangerously contagious or infectious disease, the board or any member thereof or any of its duly authorized agents, may agree with the owner upon the value of such animal or of any property that it may be found necessary to destroy, and in case such an agreement cannot be made, said animals or property shall be appraised by three competent and disinterested appraisers, one to be selected by the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners, one by the claimant and one by the two appraisers thus selected. Such appraisers shall subscribe to an oath in writing to fairly value such animals or property in accordance with the requirements of this Act, which oath, together with the valuation fixed by such appraisers, shall be filed with the board and be preserved by them.

Upon such appraisement being made, it shall become the duty of the owner to immediately destroy such animals and to dispose of the carcasses thereof, and to disinfect the premises occupied by such animals, in accordance with the rules prescribed by said board governing such destruction and disinfection. And upon his failure so to do, said board, or any member thereof, shall cause such animal or animals or property to be destroyed and disposed of, and thereupon such owner shall forfeit all right to receive any compensation for the destruction of such animal or animals or property. When the board, upon the written opinion of the State Veterinarian, or of any Assistant State Veterinarian, determines that any barns, stables, outbuildings or premises are so infected that the same cannot be disinfected, they may quarantine such barns, stables, outbuildings or premises from use for the animals that might be infected by such use, and such quarantine shall continue in force and effect until removed by the board, and a violation of such quarantine shall be punished in the same manner as is provided for violation of other quarantine by this Act. Any person feeling himself aggrieved by any quarantine established under the provisions of this Act may appeal to the full Board of Live Stock Commissioners, who shall thereupon sustain, modify or annul such quarantine, as they may deem proper.

Whenever quarantine is established in accordance with the provisions of this Act, valid notice of the same may be given by leaving with the owner or occupant of any premises so quarantined, in person, , or by delivering to any member of his family, or any employee, over the age of ten years found upon the premises so quarantined, notice thereof, written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, and at the same time explaining the contents thereof. Such quarantine shall be sufficiently proven in any court by the production of a true copy of such notice of quarantine with a return thereon of the service of the same in the manner above required, attested by the seal of the Board of Live Stock Commissioners, with the signature of the proper officer thereof.

§ 8. All claims against the State arising from the slaughter of animals as herein provided for, shall be made to the Board of Live Stock Commissioners under such rules, not inconsistent with this Act, as they may prescribe and it shall be the duty of said board to determine the amount which shall be paid in each case on account of the animals so slaughtered and fix the fair cash value thereof in health if of the bovine species, for beef, dairy and breeding purposes, in no event to exceed three hundred dollars ($300) for any registered animal and not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for any animal not registered; nor to exceed an average value of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per head for all registered animals in any herd and not to exceed an average value of one hundred and twenty-five ($125) dollars per head for all non-registered animals in any herd, or if of the equine species, their fair cash market value in health, in no event to exceed two hundred fifty ($250) dollars for any one animal, nor to exceed an average value of two hundred (200) dollars per head for all such animals of any herd, or if sheep or swine, their fair cash market value in health for meat or breeding purposes, in no event to exceed fifty ($50) dollars for any one animal, nor to exceed an average value of forty ($40) dollars per head for all such animals of any flock or herd, upon such inspection, hearing and inquiry as to the value of said animals as the said appraisers shall deem necessary for that purpose: Provided, however, that no value other than the market utility value of any animal shall be allowed or fixed unless a certificate of registration issued by the registry association, of the breed of such animal, recognized by the United States Government, is furnished to the appraisers, and said appraisers shall report under oath the value of said animals, together with a statement of the evidence or facts upon which said appraisement is based, and said board shall certify the same to the Governor for his approval, and if the Governor shall find that said appraisers have proceeded in accordance with law, he shall approve the same for payment, and the Auditor of Public Acounts shall, upon presentation of the same to him, thereupon issue his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the amount fixed by said appraisers in favor of the owner of the animals: Provided, that where Federal authority authorizes the payment of part of the value of such animals the State shall only pay the balance of said appraisement fixed as aforesaid.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES AMONG DOMESTIC ANIMALS-PREVENTION. $ 1. Amends Act of 1903 by adding sections 13,

181 13g Shipments consigned to stock 13a, 13h, 130, 130, 130, 131, 13g, 14, 15, 16,

yards shall not be diverted or 17, 18, 19 and 20.

delivered to any other point. 13. Certificate of health must accom

14. Cattle imported in violation of pany, imported cattle over 9

Act-test-disposition.
months old, unles: consigned
to public stock yards.

15. Sale of cattle which have reacted

to tuberculin test.
(8) 13a. To what animals foregoing provi-
sions shall not apply.

$ 16. Enforcement of Act.
[8] 13b. Certificates of health issue and

$ 17. Tuberculin test-consent of filing.

owner. 18) 13c. Cattle for feeding or grazing

18. Violation of Act-penalty. permit.

$ 19. When transportation company (8) 13d. Importation of cattle under 9

obliged to withhold delivery months old-affidavit of classi

of cattle-who to feed-lien. fication-filing.

$ 20. What stock yards placed in quar18] 13e. Feeding en route-regulation.

antine.
[8] 13f. Obligations by transportation

companies-no additions en-
route.

(HOUSE BILL NO. 867. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.) An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act to revise the law in relation

to the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious and infectious diseases among domestic animals," approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious and infectious diseases among domestic animals," approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, be amended by adding to said Act fifteen sections to be known as sections 13, 13a, 13b, 130, 130, 13e, 13f, 13g, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

§ 13. All bulls, cows or heifers exceeding the age of nine months brought into the State of Illinois by any person, persons, firm, company or corporation, or by any railroad or other transportation company, (unless said bulls, cows or heifers are consigned to and delivered by the transportation company within the confines of the Union Stock Yards, Chicago, the National Stock Yards, East St. Louis, or the Union Stock Yards, Peoria), or any other like public stock yard, shall be accompanied by a certificate of health, including the tuberculin test, administered in accordance with the regulations of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry within thirty days previous to said cattle being brought into the State of Illinois.

[8] 13a. The foregoing provisions, however, shall not apply to the importation of bulls, cows or heifers from herds which are officially registered by the live stock sanitary authorities of the State of origin as being free from tuberculosis and other contagious and infectious diseases. Reciprocal exchange of cattle from "State Accredited Herds” shall be permitted under regulations prescribed by the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners.

[8] 13b. All certificates of health shall be issued in duplicate form by veterinarians in good standing and shall be approved by the State Veterinarian or official in charge of live stock sanitary control in the State in which the shipment has its origin, or by an inspector of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry. Before accepting consignments of bulls, Cows, or heifers for importation into the State of Illinois, transportation companies shall require that the original of said certificate of health be delivered to them to be attached to the way bill and accompanying the shipment to its destination. When such bulls, cows or heifers are driven into the State of Illinois said certificate of health must be carried by the person in charge of said cattle. A duplicate of each certificate of health under which bulls, cows or heifers are brought into the State of Illinois, for breeding or dairy purposes as in this Act required, shall be mailed to the State Veterinarian, Springfield, Illinois, on or before the date of bringing such cattle into the State. Furthermore, the agent of any transportation company delivering cattle covered by a certificate of health within the State of Illinois shall immediately detach from said way bill said certificate of health and immediately forward same to the State Veterinarian, Springfield, Illinois; and such transportation company may, with each shipment, require an extra duplicate to be filed with such transportation company for record.

[S] 13c. Bulls, cows or heifers for feeding or grazing only, may be shipped or driven into the State of Illinois, or removed from public stock yards within the State upon a permit issued by the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners, provided that all such cattle shall be placed in quarantine upon the premises of the owner until released therefrom, or until they have passed a negative tuberculin test, administered in accordance with the regulations of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry at the expense of the owner. No shipment of bulls, cows or heifers exceeding the age of nine months, unless consigned to and delivered by the transportation company within the confines of the Union Stock Yards, Chicago, the National Stock Yards, East St. Louis, or the Union Stock Yards, Peoria, or any other like public stock yards, shall be accepted for shipment or delivery into the State of Illinois by any person or persons, firm, corporation, or transportation company, (unless said cattle are covered by a permit duly executed by the owner or his agent, consigning said cattle in quarantine for feeding or grazing only). Transportation companies before accepting such shipments shall requi all permits to be executed in duplicate form by the owner or his agent. One copy shall be attached to the way bill and the agent of the transportation company accepting such shipments shall immediately forward copy of said permit to the State Veterinarian, Springfield, Illinois.

[8] 13d. All importation of steers or spayed heifers, including bull and heifer calves under nine months of age (unless consigned to and delivered by the transportation company within the confines of the Union Stock Yards, Chicago, the National Stock Yards, East St. Louis, or the Union Stock Yards, Peoria[)], or any other like public stock yards, shall be covered by an affidavit specifically specifying their classification as such. In the event of the consignor being a non-resident of the State of Illinois, the consignee, owner of [or] any person or persons to whom said cattle are delivered, shall be required by said transportation company to execute said affidavit before said calves, steers or spayed heifers are released by the agent of said transportation company. Copy of said affidavit shall

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