H.B. No. 1362
relating to the inspection of livestock at livestock markets.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 161.114, Agriculture Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 161.114. INSPECTION OF LIVESTOCK. An authorized
inspector may [
shall visually] examine [ all] livestock consigned to
and delivered on the premises of a livestock market before the
livestock are offered for sale. If the inspector considers it
necessary, the inspector may have an animal tested or vaccinated.
Any testing or vaccination must occur before the animal is removed
from the livestock market.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1362 was passed by the House on March
29, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1362 was passed by the Senate on May
12, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate