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IC 15-17-8
     Chapter 8. Bovine Brucellosis

IC 15-17-8-1
Testing; county appropriation
    
Sec. 1. (a) If the board requires a testing program in which cattle within a certified county are tested for bovine brucellosis to conform with rules governing the recertification of a county, the county council shall appropriate a sufficient amount of money to conduct the testing program. The board shall determine the amount of the appropriation based on the most reliable source of information.
    (b) The appropriation under subsection (a) must reflect the number of cattle within a county, but may not exceed a tax levy of seventy-five ten-thousandths (0.0075) per dollar of assessed valuation.
    (c) Not later than July 1 of the year in which the appropriation under subsection (a) is made, the board shall notify the county auditor to include the appropriation in the county budget for the year in which the testing of cattle for recertification purposes will be done.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-2
Testing; contract between county and board
    
Sec. 2. (a) After a county council makes an appropriation to conduct a testing program under this chapter, the board of county commissioners of the county shall enter into a contract with the board concerning the work to be done in the county and the expenses paid by the county.
    (b) The board shall prescribe a standard contract for all counties concerning expenditures for incidental items and the employment of veterinary inspectors.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-3
Employment of veterinarians
    
Sec. 3. (a) A sufficient number of veterinarians shall be employed to meet the requirements of this chapter. The veterinarians must:
        (1) satisfy the requirements for an applicant to practice veterinary medicine set forth under IC 25-38.1;
        (2) be licensed to practice in Indiana; and
        (3) be accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture.
    (b) The board shall supervise the veterinarians employed under this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-4
County appropriation; duty of county council
    
Sec. 4. Upon receipt of a budgetary request under this chapter, the

county council shall appropriate a sufficient amount of money to conduct the testing program.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-5
Contract between county and board
    
Sec. 5. After the county council makes an appropriation under section 4 of this chapter, the board of county commissioners shall contract with the board to cover the expenditures involved in the testing program, including funds to assist the board in the employment of inspectors and quarantine officers and the necessary expenses incurred in carrying out the testing program.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-6
Testing program appropriation
    
Sec. 6. If:
        (1) a county council appropriates money for a testing program; and
        (2) the testing program begins in the year of the appropriation;
the county council shall annually appropriate money to continue the program until the incidence of brucellosis in cattle has been reduced in accordance with rules and federal regulations.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-7
County appropriation; carry over
    
Sec. 7. Any unused part of an appropriation under this chapter is available for use in the following year.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-8
County appropriation; sufficient funds
    
Sec. 8. The county council of a county that is certified as a modified-certified brucellosis area shall continue to appropriate sufficient funds to maintain the county upon a certified basis as required by state and federal laws.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-9
Duty of cattle owners
    
Sec. 9. After a program for the control and eradication of brucellosis has begun in a county, each cattle owner in the county shall:
        (1) comply with all existing rules and federal regulations to maintain the county's certification;
        (2) upon notice by a representative of a local, state, or federal cooperating agency, confine the owner's cattle in suitable quarters for testing; and
        (3) render reasonable assistance in testing.


As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-10
Quarantine
    
Sec. 10. Each herd in which brucellosis infection is revealed shall be placed under quarantine by the board until:
        (1) all cattle that react positively to a bovine brucellosis test have been sold for slaughter; and
        (2) the remainder of the herd tests negative for brucellosis under the rules of the board.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-11
Control program; expenses
    
Sec. 11. All necessary expenses for carrying out the program under this chapter shall be paid equally by the state and the county. However, any federal funds that are available for the program shall be used, and the expenses paid by the state and county shall be reduced pro rata.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-12
Identification of reactor cattle
    
Sec. 12. All cattle that:
        (1) react positively to a brucellosis test; or
        (2) are officially vaccinated;
shall be permanently identified as prescribed by the board.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.

IC 15-17-8-13
Reports
    
Sec. 13. Persons required by the board shall send complete reports of:
        (1) tests for brucellosis; and
        (2) calfhood vaccination;
to the state veterinarian and as otherwise required by the board not more than seven (7) days after the completion of testing or vaccination.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.8.