Section 2-15-69

Right of entry and inspection by commissioner, State Veterinarian, etc.; interference with performance of duties by commissioner, State Veterinarian, etc.

(a) The commissioner, the State Veterinarian or their duly authorized agent, including livestock market inspectors and livestock theft investigators of the department, are hereby authorized and may enter upon the premises of any livestock market or into any buildings on such premises at all reasonable hours for the purpose of examining and inspecting such premises, buildings or other structures located on such premises in enforcing the provisions of this division. The commissioner, the State Veterinarian or their duly authorized agents, including livestock markets inspectors and livestock theft investigators, shall also have access during business hours of the day to the livestock markets' records relating to the receipt, keeping, handling, sale and delivery of livestock for examination and inspection in carrying out the provisions of this division or rules and regulations relating thereto.

(b) Any person who shall assault, resist, impede, oppose, prevent or interfere with the commissioner, the State Veterinarian or their authorized agents, including livestock markets inspectors and livestock theft investigators, in the execution of his or their duties shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable under the penalty provisions of this division.

(Acts 1975, No. 386, p. 950, §10.)