Section 2-15-43

Dealers to obtain, etc., bills of sale upon purchase of livestock as defined in Section 2-15-20; dealers transporting livestock for hire upon public roads or highways to issue waybills or bills of lading; transporting of livestock without bill of sale, etc.; dealer, etc., to exhibit bill of sale, etc., upon demand by sheriff, etc.

All such dealers shall be required to obtain from the owner or seller, on purchase of any livestock as defined in Section 2-15-20, a bill of sale therefor, upon such forms as may be prescribed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries and shall, on purchase, leave with such owner or seller a copy or duplicate of such bill of sale.

Dealers engaged in the business of transporting or hauling for hire livestock as defined in Section 2-15-20 along any public road or highway shall issue a waybill or bill of lading for all livestock hauled or transported by them containing such information as may be required by rules and regulations approved by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries.

It shall be unlawful for any dealer or his agent or employee to drive, haul or otherwise transport any such livestock along or upon any public road or highway in Alabama unless such dealer or his agent or employee shall have in his possession accompanying such hauling or shipment or transportation the original or a duplicate copy of the bill of sale, waybill or bill of lading as required by this section for any such livestock so being driven, hauled or transported, and the dealer or his agent or employee or other person in charge of such livestock shall on demand exhibit said accompanying bill of sale, waybill or bill of lading to any sheriff, deputy or other officer of the law.

(Acts 1936, Ex. Sess., No. 190, p. 222; Code 1940, T. 2, §386; Acts 1976, No. 363, p. 448, §2; Acts 1994, No. 94-322, p. 562, §4.)