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Bill Number: 241 Ratification Number: 189 Act Number 137 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Grading service of the Department of Agriculture
(A137, R189, S241)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-11-340, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GRADING SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS DERIVED FROM SUCH SERVICE SHALL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPENSATING GRADING PERSONNEL AND PROVIDING THAT THE PROCEEDS SHALL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE STATE TREASURER TO THE ACCOUNT OF THE DEPARTMENT TO BE EXPENDED FOR AUTHORIZED PURPOSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Section 1. Section 47-11-340 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 47-11-340. The grading service herein provided shall be conducted by the Department of Agriculture at a cost to be established by the Department and the proceeds shall be used for the purpose of paying salaries, travel and related expenses of grading personnel. These proceeds shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to the account of the Department to be expended for the purposes authorized in this chapter. The grading shall be conducted only by personnel who are certified by the Department and who have successfully completed tests and examinations to determine proficiency in grade application which are administered by the Livestock Division, Consumer and Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Grading personnel is responsible only for placing animals for sale into proper grade categories as determined by standards promulgated by the Department."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.