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47-612. Delivery of animals into quarantine; payment of fees, costs and expenses; sale. Whenever the animal health commissioner determines that certain animals within the state are capable of communicating infectious or contagious disease, the commissioner may issue an order to the sheriff of the county or to any agent, inspector or authorized representative of the animal health commissioner in which such animals are found, commanding such individuals to take into custody and keep such animals subject to such quarantine regulations as the animal health commissioner may prescribe, until such time as the commissioner directs such person to deliver such animals to their owner or owners or to the agent of the owner or owners. Before any animals are delivered, the owner of such animals shall pay to the animal health commissioner all the fees, costs and expenses of taking, detaining and holding and caring for the animals. In case such fees, costs and expenses are not paid at the time fixed by the animal health commissioner, the officer having custody of such animals shall advertise, in the same manner as provided by law in case of sale of personal property on execution, that the officer will sell such animals or such portion of such animals as may be necessary to pay such fees, costs and expenses, together with the costs and expenses of such sale. At the time and place advertised the officer shall sell as many of the animals as may be necessary to pay for such fees, costs and expenses and the costs and expenses of such sale. Upon such sale the officer shall without delay pay to the owner any amount received in excess of the fees, costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, legal fees of such officer. Any officer performing any of the duties directed in this section or any other section of this act shall receive the same compensation for such services as is prescribed by law for similar services. In case such fees, costs and expenses cannot be collected by sale of such animals, such fees, costs and expenses shall be paid by the state of Kansas unless payment or indemnity for the costs of taking into custody, keeping and selling such animals may be obtained from the United States government.

History: L. 1911, ch. 312, § 3; R.S. 1923, 47-612; L. 1989, ch. 156, § 18; L. 2005, ch. 165, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 140, § 38; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

L. 1884, ch. 2, § 18; L. 1895, ch. 352, § 5; L. 1901, ch. 101,§ 2; L. 1905, ch. 495, § 5.

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