New Animal Health Act Legislation

The act, which hasn’t seen changes since 1948, would raise the number of reportable diseases from nine to almost one hundred.

Right now, it doesn’t include such diseases as rabies or foot and mouth disease.

The legislation would also require ranchers and farmers to provide better training for their employees, as it relates to diseases.

The current maximum penalty for an offense is two-thousand dollars.

The revised act would increase that to 75-thousand dollars.