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47-1804. Registration of livestock dealers; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 47-1804 through 47-1808, and amendments thereto, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Commissioner" means the animal health commissioner of the Kansas department of agriculture.

(b) "Livestock" means cattle, bison, swine, horses, sheep, goats, camelids and all creatures of the ratite family that are not indigenous to this state, including, but not limited to, ostriches, emus and rheas and domesticated deer.

(c) "Livestock dealer" means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock in commerce, either on that person's own account or as the employee or agent of the seller or purchaser, or any person engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock in commerce on a commission basis and shall include any person who buys or sells livestock with the use of a video. "Livestock dealer" does not include any person who buys or sells livestock as part of that person's own breeding, feeding or dairy operation, nor any person who receives livestock exclusively for immediate slaughter.

(d) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, company, firm or association. "Person" does not include any public livestock market operator licensed under K.S.A. 47-1001 et seq., and amendments thereto, or any feedlot operator licensed under K.S.A. 47-1501 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(e) "Domesticated deer" means any member of the family cervidae which was legally obtained and is being sold or raised in a confined area for: (1) Breeding stock; (2) any carcass, skin or part of such animal; (3) exhibition; or (4) companionship.

History: L. 1984, ch. 194, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 193, § 2; L. 1993, ch. 143, § 8; L. 1994, ch. 79, § 8; L. 2012, ch. 125, § 37; L. 2013, ch. 133, § 21; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in the 2012 session, see also 47-1804a.

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