Section 2-16-42

Administration and enforcement of division generally; quarantining of poultry and eggs produced on premises not equipped with prescribed disposal facilities; right of entry and inspection of State Veterinarian, etc.

(a) This division shall be administered and enforced by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries through the facilities of the Department of Agriculture and Industries, and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, the State Veterinarian, his associates and assistants or other authorized employees or agents of the Department of Agriculture and Industries shall be authorized to quarantine and prohibit the removal or other disposition of any poultry and eggs from premises, buildings, vehicles or other places unless such poultry and eggs are produced on premises equipped with disposal facilities as prescribed by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries as authorized and required under Section 2-16-41. Quarantine orders issued under this section shall be issued in the same manner as now authorized by law for the quarantine of livestock infected or infested with or exposed to contagious and infectious diseases of livestock.

(b) The State Veterinarian, his associates and assistants or any other authorized employees of the Department of Agriculture and Industries, are hereby authorized to enter any place or upon any premises or into any buildings or other enclosures where poultry is produced, fed or kept or upon the premises of any commercial poultry hatchery for the purpose of performing any inspection work or duties necessary for the enforcement of this division.

(Acts 1963, No. 548, p. 1164, §3.)