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DOMESTIC HORSE DISPOSAL

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2014 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

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Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

             6      Cosponsors:
             7      Gage Froerer
             8      Keith Grover
             9      David E. LifferthJohn G. Mathis
Michael E. Noel
Angela Romero
V. Lowry SnowRobert M. Spendlove
Ryan D. Wilcox              10     
             11      LONG TITLE
             12      General Description:
             13          This bill amends Title 4, Chapter 31, Control of Animal Disease.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    allows the owner of certain dead animals to bury the dead animals on the owner's
             17      property.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24           4-31-102 , as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 331
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             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 4-31-102 is amended to read:
             28           4-31-102. Dead domestic animals -- Duty of owner to bury or otherwise dispose of


             29      them -- Liability for costs.
             30          (1) An owner or other person responsible for a domestic animal that dies shall bury or
             31      dispose of the animal within [two business days after the day on which] a reasonable period of
             32      time after the owner or other person responsible for the animal becomes aware that the animal
             33      is dead.
             34          (2) The owner of a dead bovine, horse, mule, goat, sheep, or swine may bury the dead
             35      animal on the owner's property.
             36          [(2)] (3) If the owner or other person responsible for the dead animal cannot be found,
             37      the county, city, or town within which the dead animal is found, shall, at the political
             38      subdivision's expense, bury the dead animal.
             39          [(3)] (4) A county, city, or town that incurs expense under this section is entitled to
             40      reimbursement from the owner of the dead animal.


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