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S.B. 13






Chief Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

House Sponsor: Roger E. Barrus

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      Committee Note:
             10          The Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee
             11      recommended this bill.
             12      General Description:
             13          This bill enacts a provision relating to wildlife.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    defines terms; and
             17          .    prohibits a person from administering a substance to wildlife, except in certain
             18      circumstances.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      ENACTS:
             25          23-13-19, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 23-13-19 is enacted to read:
             29          23-13-19. Administering substances to protected wildlife prohibited -- Exceptions.
             30          (1) For purposes of this section:
             31          (a) "Administer" means the application of a substance by any method, including:
             32          (i) injection;
             33          (ii) inhalation;
             34          (iii) ingestion; or
             35          (iv) absorption.
             36          (b) "Agricultural producer" means a person who produces an agricultural product.
             37          (c) "Agricultural product" is as defined in Section 4-1-8 .
             38          (d) "Substance" means a chemical or organic substance that:
             39          (i) pacifies;
             40          (ii) sedates;
             41          (iii) immobilizes;
             42          (iv) harms;
             43          (v) kills;
             44          (vi) controls fertility; or
             45          (vii) has an effect that is similar to an effect listed in Subsections (1)(d)(i) through (vi).
             46          (2) Except as authorized by Subsection (3) or a rule made by the Wildlife Board, a
             47      person may not administer or attempt to administer a substance to protected wildlife.
             48          (3) (a) A division employee or a person with written permission from the division may
             49      administer a substance to protected wildlife if that employee or person administers the
             50      substance to promote wildlife management and conservation.
             51          (b) One or more of the following may administer a substance to protected wildlife that
             52      the person is authorized by this title, the Wildlife Board, or the division to possess:
             53          (i) a licensed veterinarian;
             54          (ii) an unlicensed assistive personnel, as defined in Section 58-28-102 ; or
             55          (iii) a person who is following written instructions for veterinary care from a licensed
             56      veterinarian.
             57          (4) An agricultural producer is not liable under this section for administering a
             58      substance, notwithstanding the substance has an effect described in Subsection (1)(d) on

             59      protected wildlife, if the agricultural producer administers the substance:
             60          (a) for the sole purpose of producing an agricultural product and not for the purpose of
             61      affecting protected wildlife in a manner described in Subsection (1)(d);
             62          (b) consistent with generally accepted agricultural practices; and
             63          (c) in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal law.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 8-20-08 4:39 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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