Section 2-16-20

Establishment, conduct, and maintenance of poultry disease diagnostic laboratories.

(a) The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, with approval of the State Board of Agriculture and Industries, may establish, conduct, and maintain poultry disease diagnostic laboratories for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, eradicating, preventing, and controlling infectious and contagious diseases of poultry. The laboratories provided for in this section shall be located at places in the State of Alabama where they will best serve the farmers engaged in the production of poultry, and such locations shall be selected by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries with approval of the State Board of Agriculture and Industries. Such laboratories shall be staffed and operated by qualified personnel who are employees of the state Department of Agriculture and Industries.

(b) In addition to testing and analysis as provided in subsection (a), testing and analysis may be performed as otherwise provided in Section 2-2-33.

(Acts 1957, No. 549, p. 769, §1; Act 2015-262, §2.)