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Public Act 095-0335




Public Act 095-0335
SB0557 Enrolled LRB095 09007 CMK 29198 b

    AN ACT concerning animals.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Bovine Brucellosis Eradication Act
is amended by changing Sections 1.5 and 5 and by adding Section
1.16 as follows:
    (510 ILCS 30/1.5)  (from Ch. 8, par. 134.5)
    Sec. 1.5. The term "infected animal" or "reactor" means an
animal which has given positive reaction to an official test
for the detection of brucellosis and has been so classified
after review by the designated brucellosis epidemiologist, or
other State and federally approved designee, or if Brucella
microorganisms have been found in the body or in the body
(Source: P.A. 76-972.)
    (510 ILCS 30/1.16 new)
    Sec. 1.16. Designated brucellosis epidemiologist. The term
"designated brucellosis epidemiologist" means an
epidemiologist who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability
to perform the functions required by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and who has been selected as a designated
brucellosis epidemiologist by the State Animal Health Official
and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    (510 ILCS 30/5)  (from Ch. 8, par. 138)
    Sec. 5. When one or more animals in a herd have been
classified as reactors to an official test, the entire herd,
except steers, spayed heifers and calves under 6 months of age,
shall be quarantined immediately and the owner so notified. An
accredited veterinarian or a veterinarian in the employ of the
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States
Department of Agriculture, or any successor agency, shall
permanently hot iron brand each animal classified as a reactor,
within 15 days after classification of such animal as a
reactor, on the left hip with the letter "B", such letter to be
not less than 2 nor more than 3 inches in height, and shall
place a special identification tag in the left ear of such
reactor. The veterinarian applying an official test for
brucellosis shall immediately notify the Department of each
such reactor on forms furnished by the Department, giving the
number of the tag placed in the left ear and the number of any
tag in the right ear. Reactors shall be shipped for slaughter
within 30 days of test date, except that the Department may,
upon request, grant an extension of not more than 30 days.
Suspect animals which have a history of having aborted and are
from a herd containing reactors may be designated as reactors
by the veterinarian obtaining the blood samples, when approved
by the Department. Suspect animals in herds under quarantine
due to brucellosis infection may be designated as reactors by
the Department if deemed advisable in the interest of
brucellosis eradication. No person shall remove any reactor
identification tag.
    All animals classified as suspects to an official test
shall be positively identified and their movement restricted to
the premises where found until they are retested and found
negative, or identified as reactors.
    Animals with a positive result to an official test at
livestock markets may be slaughtered or returned to the herd of
origin only by permit and must remain under quarantine for
further evaluation.
(Source: P.A. 90-192, eff. 7-24-97.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/21/2007