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47-417a. Brand inspection; fees; disposition; livestock brand fee fund; rules and regulations. (a) The animal health commissioner, when brand inspectors or examiners are available, may provide brand inspection. When brand inspection is requested and provided, the animal health commissioner shall charge and collect from the person making the request, a brand inspection fee of not to exceed $.75 per head for all livestock. No inspection charge shall be made or collected at any licensed livestock market where brand inspection is otherwise available.

(b) The animal health commissioner shall remit all moneys received under the statutes contained in article 4 of chapter 47 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the livestock brand fee fund. All expenditures from such fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary of agriculture.

(c) The commissioner is authorized to adopt and enforce such rules and regulations governing brand inspections as the commissioner shall deem necessary for the proper enforcement of the livestock laws in Kansas. The commissioner, brand inspectors and special investigators shall aid in investigations and prosecutions of violations of the livestock laws of Kansas and other laws of this state and of the rules and regulations of the commissioner.

History: L. 1958, ch. 16, § 2 (Special Session); L. 1965, ch. 330, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 2, § 19; L. 1975, ch. 281, § 2; L. 1982, ch. 223, § 2; L. 1986, ch. 196, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 152, § 4; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 160; L. 2012, ch. 140, § 16; L. 2016, ch. 51, § 6; July 1.

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