Section 2-17A-5

Expenditure of available funds; authority to contract with federal government.

The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries is hereby authorized to expend any funds that may hereafter be appropriated or otherwise available to such officer in carrying out the provisions of this chapter, including financial aid and other assistance as may be made available by the Congress of the United States. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries shall also be authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States in developing a state program for rabbit meat and rabbit meat food products inspection in the event the Congress of the United States shall in the future authorize or require inspection of rabbit meat and rabbit meat food products. Unless funds are made available as herein provided, the slaughtering or processing establishment receiving the inspection services shall pay the cost and expense thereof pursuant to contracts as authorized under Section 2-17A-3.

(Acts 1978, No. 656, p. 944, §5.)