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Sponsors: Senator McConnell
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3816
Introduced in the Senate on March 19, 2003
Introduced in the House on March 2, 2004
Last Amended on May 19, 2004
Currently residing in conference committee
Summary: Rabies shots, fee increased
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/19/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-5 3/19/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources SJ-5 2/19/2004 Senate Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural Resources SJ-10 2/25/2004 Senate Read second time SJ-30 2/25/2004 Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-30 2/26/2004 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-22 3/2/2004 House Introduced and read first time HJ-4 3/2/2004 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-4 4/22/2004 House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-2 4/28/2004 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, April 29, 2004 HJ-16 4/29/2004 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 4, 2004 HJ-22 5/4/2004 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 11, 2004 HJ-13 5/11/2004 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Scott, Lloyd, Koon, Bales, Stillle, EH Pitts, Breeland, R Brown, and Mahaffey HJ-11 5/19/2004 House Amended HJ-281 5/19/2004 House Read second time HJ-281 5/19/2004 House Roll call Yeas-58 Nays-30 HJ-281 5/20/2004 House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). Scott HJ-99 5/20/2004 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-102 5/20/2004 Scrivener's error corrected 6/2/2004 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-44 6/2/2004 House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Koon, Ott, and Frye HJ-44 6/2/2004 Senate Conference committee appointed Sens. Waldrep, Verdin, Sheheen SJ-33
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 19, 2004
S. Printed 5/19/04--H. [SEC 5/20/04 2:38 PM]
Read the first time March 2, 2004.
TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RABIES INOCULATIONS, CERTIFICATES, TAGS, AND FEES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FEE FROM THREE DOLLARS TO FIVE DOLLARS FOR A RABIES INOCULATION AT A RABIES CLINIC PROMOTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND LICENSED VETERINARIANS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-60 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 343 of 2002, is further amended to read:
"Section 47-5-60. A pet owner must have his pet inoculated against rabies at a frequency to provide continuous protection of the pet from rabies using a vaccine approved by the department and licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture. Evidence of rabies inoculation is a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian. The rabies vaccination certificate forms may be provided by the licensed veterinarian or by the department or its designee. The veterinarian may stamp or write his name and address on the certificate. The certificate must include information recommended by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians. The licensed veterinarian administering the vaccine shall provide one copy of the certificate to the owner of the pet and must retain one copy in his files for not less than three years. With the issuance of the certificate, the licensed veterinarian shall furnish a serially numbered metal license tag bearing the same number and year as the certificate with the name and telephone number of the veterinarian, veterinary hospital, or practice. The metal license tag at all times must be attached to a collar or harness worn by the pet for which the certificate and tag have been issued. Annually before February first, the veterinarian shall report to the department the number of animals inoculated against rabies during the preceding year. The department, in conjunction with licensed veterinarians, shall promote annual rabies clinics. The fee for rabies inoculation at these clinics may not exceed
three five dollars, including the cost of the vaccine, and this charge must be paid by the pet owner. Fees collected by veterinarians at these clinics are their compensation.
Any animal shelter may offer private pet owners the opportunity to have their pet inoculated against rabies at the same price and under the same terms and conditions provided by this section.
A pet owner in having his pet inoculated against rabies may choose any type of rabies serum approved by the USDA for use in vaccinating his pet against rabies. The department must approve for use in rabies inoculations any type of serum approved by the USDA and these serums must be offered at annual rabies clinics sponsored by the department under this section."
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