Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3115Ratification Number: 64Act Number: 33Primary Sponsor: T.C. AlexanderType of Legislation: GBSubject: Equine infectious anemiaCompanion Bill Number: 299Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930331Computer Document Number: CYY/15002SD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930422Introduced Date: 19930113Date of Last Amendment: 19930204Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930422Last History Type: Act No. 33Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: T.C. Alexander Snow Riser WitherspoonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3115 ------ 19930422 Act No. 33 3115 ------ 19930422 Signed by Governor 3115 ------ 19930420 Ratified R 64 3115 Senate 19930331 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3115 Senate 19930324 Read second time 3115 Senate 19930323 Committee Report: Favorable 01 3115 Senate 19930209 Introduced, read first time, 01 referred to Committee 3115 House 19930209 Read third time, sent to Senate 3115 House 19930204 Amended, read second time 3115 House 19930203 Committee Report: Favorable 20 with amendment 3115 House 19930113 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A33, R64, H3115)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-13-1310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF "HORSE" AND "REACTOR"; TO AMEND SECTION 47-13-1315, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROGRAMS TO CONTROL EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR TESTING IN ANY CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP; TO AMEND SECTION 47-13-1350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TESTING REQUIREMENT BEFORE A HORSE MAY ENTER THE STATE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE TIME REQUIREMENT FOR A NEGATIVE TEST; AND TO AMEND SECTION 47-13-1370, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROOF OF TESTS FOR EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA FOR A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY OF HORSES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE TIME REQUIREMENT BEFORE A HORSE MAY ENTER AN ASSEMBLY AND PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COGGINS TEST AND OTHER TESTS FOR EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 47-13-1310 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 375 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"Section 47-13-1310. As used in this article:
(1) `Equine infectious anemia' means a widely spread, virus-caused disease of the horse, commonly known as swamp fever, which is infectious in nature and spreads by improper use of hypodermic needles, other instruments, and insects. The disease may be acute, subacute, chronic, or inapparent.
(2) `Horse' means a member of the equine family over six months of age including horses, mules, asses, zebras, or other equidae.
(3) `State veterinarian' means the state veterinarian as defined by Section 47-13-20.
(4) `Accredited veterinarian' means a licensed veterinarian approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and the state veterinarian.
(5) `Reactor' means a horse that reacts positively to an approved serological test performed by an approved laboratory.
(6) `Date of test' means date blood sample is collected from the horse.
(7) `Exposed horse' means a horse which the state veterinarian or his authorized representative has reasonable grounds to believe has been exposed to equine infectious anemia.
(8) `Quarantine' means confinement of an exposed horse to an area not less than two hundred yards from another unaffected horse, with no horses being admitted or leaving the premises.
(9) `Isolation' means confinement of a reactor horse to an area not less than two hundred yards from another unaffected horse until a blood sample submitted from the reactor horse provides a negative Coggins test from a laboratory approved within the State or death."
Testing may be required in any change of ownership
SECTION 2. Section 47-13-1315 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 375 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"Section 47-13-1315. The state veterinarian and the Livestock-Poultry Health Service of Clemson University are vested with the authority to develop and institute programs to provide for the control of equine infectious anemia in this State and to adopt and provide for enforcement regulations necessary to carry out the program and the provisions of this article. This authority includes, but is not limited to, the power to make regulations requiring the testing of a horse, pony, mule, and ass for equine infectious anemia, in any change of ownership, before sale, exhibition, or assembly at public stables or other public places, and authority to require the owner, operator, or person in charge of shows, sales, public stables, and other public places to require proof of freedom from equine infectious anemia before an animal is permitted to remain on the premises."
Time requirement for a negative test changed
SECTION 3. Section 47-13-1350 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 375 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"Section 47-13-1350. It is unlawful to enter the State with a horse unless the horse has been tested for equine infectious anemia and reacted negatively within twelve months before entry. The state veterinarian, with the advice of the commanding officer of the State Highway Patrol, shall promulgate regulations to provide for the enforcement of this section."
Time requirement before a horse may enter an assembly changed; requirements for the Coggins test and other tests for equine infectious anemia
SECTION 4. Section 47-13-1370 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 375 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"Section 47-13-1370. (A) All horses must be accompanied by written proof of an approved negative test for equine infectious anemia when entering any public assembly of horses. These public assemblies include, but are not limited to, shows, fairs, organized trail rides, rodeos and other exhibitions, as well as organized sales. Animals moving directly to a slaughter plant or assembly point for slaughter which has been specifically approved by the state veterinarian are not subject to the negative test requirement. The owner, operator, or person in charge of these shows, fairs, organized trail rides, rodeos and other exhibitions, organized sales, and other public places where horses are assembled shall require that each animal be accompanied by an official certificate showing that it has been negative to an approved test for equine infectious anemia within the last twelve months.
(B) Horses which are permanently maintained at a public stable or other public facility must be tested for equine infectious anemia each twelve months.
(C) The Coggins Test or other test for equine infectious anemia, whether administered within or without this State, is required to be administered only once each twelve months to a horse or an animal regardless of the number of times the animal is shown, sold, exhibited, or housed in a public stable or place in this State during that period. The state veterinarian and the Livestock-Poultry Health Service of Clemson University may require proof of annual test administrations as they consider necessary."
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 22nd day of April, 1993.