717.1  Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  "Law enforcement officer" means a regularly employed member of a police force of a city or county, including a sheriff, who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the criminal laws of this state.

2.  "Livestock" means an animal belonging to the bovine, caprine, equine, ovine, or porcine species, ostriches, rheas, emus; farm deer, as defined in section 481A.1; or poultry.

3.  "Livestock care provider" means a person designated by a local authority to provide care to livestock which is rescued by the local authority pursuant to section 717.2A.

4.  "Local authority" means a city as defined in section 362.2 or a county as provided in chapter 331.

5.  "Maintenance" means to provide on-site or off-site care to neglected livestock.

6.  "Sustenance" means food, water, or a nutritional formulation customarily used in the production of livestock.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 2678; R60, § 4318; C73, § 3977; C97, § 4818; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 13132; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 717.1]

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1103, §7; 95 Acts, ch 43, § 14; 95 Acts, ch 134, § 6

Internal References

  Referred to in § 15E.202, 717B.1

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