CHAPTER 273

STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE

RELATING TO POULTRY VACCINATORS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO THE "STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE" BY PROHIBITING POULTRY VACCINATORS AND POULTRY VACCINATION PERSONNEL FROM ENTERING POULTRY PREMISES WITHOUT COMPLYING WITH CERTAIN SANITARY PRECAUTIONS, AND EMPOWERING THE "STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE" TO ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SAME.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 21 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding after 609 Sec. 42. thereof a new section to be known as 609A. Sec. 42A., as follows:

609A. Sec. 42A. SANITARY REQUIREMENTS FOR POULTRY VACCINATION PERSONNEL:--(1) No person or persons engaged in performing vaccination work on poultry shall enter into or upon any poultry yard, poultry house or poultry premises to vaccinate any poultry for the diseases commonly called New Castle, Chicken Pox, or Laryngo-Tracheitis, unless he or they shall wear outer footwear and outer garments and shall use equipment which have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as prescribed hereunder before entry is made into or upon any such premises.

The outer footwear shall be overshoes or boots of rubber or other material which can be readily cleaned and disinfected, and the outer garments shall be aprons, coveralls, long coats or bibbed overalls and jackets made of rubber or rubberized material which can be readily cleaned and disinfected, or made of a pervious fabric which can be readily laundered. All outer

footwear and apparel of rubber or water repellent material must be thoroughly 'cleaned and disinfected with a suitable disinfectant before entry is made into or upon any such poultry premises; and if the apparel is of a pervious fabric, a freshly laundered outer garment must be worn upon entering any such poultry premises.

All equipment used by any such person or persons for catching or confining poultry or in performing any such vaccination work shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a suitable disinfectant before any such equipment shall be brought into or upon the poultry premises.

After completing any such vaccination work, all outer footwear, outer garments and equipment shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before the same shall be removed from the premises.

(2) The State Board of Agriculture shall be empowered and directed to establish all rules and regulations covering the vaccination of poultry which may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(3) Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this section or any of the regulations established by the State Board of Agriculture hereunder shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each such offense shall be punished by fine of not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or by imprisonment of not less than Five (5) days nor more than thirty (30) days, or by both fine and imprisonment.