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.  Any A person who shall receive receives 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 hours a 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

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