TITLE 4
Animals and Animal Husbandry

CHAPTER 4-5
Tuberculosis Control

SECTION 4-5-6


§ 4-5-6 Payment for condemned animals – Prerequisites.

In the case of any bovine animal condemned as having any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease considered dangerous to livestock or public health, upon receipt of a post mortem examination, conducted by a veterinarian approved by the department of environmental management or one licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this state, the state may pay to the owner an indemnity not to exceed the difference between the appraised value of each animal destroyed less the net salvage received by the owner and any funds received from federal indemnity payments. No payment shall exceed five hundred dollars ($500), and any joint state federal indemnity payments plus salvage shall not exceed the appraised value of the animals. No payment shall be made for any animal that is condemned and killed if that animal is from a herd that has not been maintained in accordance with the rules, regulations, and standards of the state, and of any state and federal regulations for the suppression of bovine disease or if that animal has been imported into this state where there has been no compliance with the rules, regulations, and standards of the state governing the requirements for importation. The premises where the diseased animal has been kept shall be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected according to the regulations of the department of environmental management.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 99, § 13; P.L. 1896, ch. 344, § 1; P.L. 1904, ch. 1156, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 120, § 13; G.L. 1923, ch. 241, § 13; P.L. 1926, ch. 788, § 1; P.L. 1927, ch. 971, § 2; P.L. 1929, ch. 1308, § 2; P.L. 1931, ch. 1702, § 1; P.L. 1931, ch. 1786, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 207, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 4-5-6; R.P.L. 1957, ch. 27, § 1; P.L. 1962, ch. 80, § 12; P.L. 1963, ch. 74, § 1; P.L. 1973, ch. 174, § 2; P.L. 1979, ch. 57, § 1.)