CHAPTER 83 - STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION AND SHIPMENT OF LIVE POULTRY

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE TRANSPORTATION AND SHIPMENT OF LIVE POULTRY; LICENSE REQUIRED FOR SAME; REVOCATION FOR LICENSE AND PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of buying and/or selling live poultry, the meat of which is to be used for human consumption, shall annually apply for a license from the State Board of Agriculture. Application to be made on a form prescribed by the State Board of Agriculture. The Board shall make all rules and regulations pertaining to the granting and revoking of said licenses. The fee of each license shall not exceed the sum of One Dollar ($1.00), to be paid to the State Board of Agriculture to cover the necessary expenses therewith. Said license shall be issued for a period of one year.

The State Board of Agriculture reserves the right to revoke any and all licenses for the violation of any rule or regulation prescribed by the said Board. Notices of revocation shall be sent to the licensee by registered mail. Said notice shall contain the reason for the revocation and will set a time for a hearing. Should the reasons as set out in said notice be sustained, the licenses shall be forthwith revoked.

Section 2. 'No person, firm or corporation, except the producer thereof, shall transport live poultry other than baby chicks, upon any of the highways of this State unless said person, firm or corporation shall accompany said live poultry, other than baby chicks, with an original or duplicate bill of sale for same. The said bill of sale shall be subject to inspection by the State Highway Police at any time or place. This section shall not be construed as applying to common carriers.

Section 3. Any person who shall be convicted of violating any of the provisions of this Act by any Justice of the Peace of the State of Delaware shall be fined not in excess of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or imprisoned for not more than thirty days.

Approved May 18, 1937.