Section 2-1-11

Animal identification program.

(a) The Department of Agriculture and Industries may develop and implement an animal identification program that is consistent with the United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification System.

(b) The department may request all persons subject to the identification program to voluntarily provide all information necessary as determined by the department to implement and maintain the program. Participation in the program will not be required until such time as same is mandated under federal laws or regulations.

(c) All information collected by the department pursuant to this section is confidential and shall not be subject to public disclosure except by order of a court of competent jurisdiction or as authorized by rule of the department.

(Act 2006-504, p. 1148, §1.)