Senate File 405 - Enrolled SENATE FILE 405 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSAL OF DEAD ANIMAL BODIES BY PERSONS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUALS PRACTICING VETERINARY MEDICINE, AND MAKING PENALTIES APPLICABLE. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: Section 1. Section 167.3, Code 2009, is amended to read as follows: 167.3 "DISPOSING" DEFINED. 1.
AnyA person who shall receivereceives from any other person the body of any dead animal for the purpose of obtaining the hide, skin, or grease from such animal, in any way whatsoever, or any part thereof, shall be deemed to be engaged in the business of disposing of the bodies of dead animals, and must be the operator or employee of a licensed disposal plant. 2. A disposal plant does not include an operation where the body of a dead animal is cremated, so long as the operation does not use the body of a dead animal for any other purpose described in subsection 1. Sec. 2. Section 167.18, Code 2009, is amended to read as follows: 167.18 DUTY TO DISPOSE OF DEAD BODIES. 1. A person who has been caring for or who owns an animal that has died shall not allow the carcass to lie about the person's premises. The carcass shall be disposed of within twenty=four hoursa reasonable time after death by composting, cooking, burying, or burning, as provided in this chapter, or by disposing of it, within the allowed time, to a person licensed to dispose of it. 2. Subsection 1 does not apply to a veterinarian, issued a valid license or a valid temporary permit by the Iowa board of veterinary medicine as provided in chapter 169, who contains a dead animal's carcass in a manner that prevents an outbreak of disease. JOHN P. KIBBIE President of the Senate PATRICK J. MURPHY Speaker of the House I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and is known as Senate File 405, Eighty=third General Assembly. MICHAEL E. MARSHALL Secretary of the Senate Approved , 2009 CHESTER J. CULVER Governor -1-