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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 267

< > Effective - 10 May 1978, see footnote bottom

  267.240.  Governor — approval and enforcement of quarantine regulations. — 1.  The governor of Missouri may, in his discretion, order said state veterinarian to visit any state or territory and investigate any dangerous or infectious disease said to exist in any designated locality in the state named and report to the governor the result of said investigation, together with such suggestions that he may deem proper and right.

  2.  On receipt of such report, or any official report of the state veterinarian, the governor may call the director of agriculture and the state veterinarian together, and said director and said state veterinarian may, if deemed wise, arrange and adjust such rules and regulations as safety may demand for the transportation of livestock through or into this state from any state or territory, or any foreign country or parts thereof, where dangerous, contagious or infectious diseases may exist.

  3.  The governor, on the approval of such rules and regulations, shall issue his proclamation, scheduling and quarantining against such localities in which domestic animals may be considered as capable of conveying infectious, contagious or communicable diseases and prohibit the importation and the unloading in this state of any livestock of the kind capable of causing such disease, except under the aforesaid rules and regulations.

  4.  Such rules and regulations, after approval by the governor, shall be sent to all corporations or other agencies doing the business of transportation or conveying livestock through or into the state of Missouri; and any corporation or agency or individuals who shall violate such rules and regulations by transporting prohibited animals shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than a thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars for each and every offense, and shall be liable for any and all damages or loss that may be sustained by any party or parties by reason of such importation or transportation; provided, that in no case shall such corporations or agencies or individual be liable for any damages resulting from the shipping of stock into this state which has been inspected by the proper authorities and a certificate of health as to same having been given by said authorities.  Such penalty shall be recovered in any county in this state into or through which such stock is brought upon information filed in the circuit court of any such county.

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(RSMo 1939 § 14206, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1816)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 12535; 1919 § 12094; 1909 § 717

Effective 5-10-78


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