CHAPTER 281

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 7101, Title 3, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out all of said § 7101 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 7101. Duties and powers of Board of Agriculture

The State Board of Agriculture shall protect the health of the domestic animals of the State, and determine and employ the most efficient and practical means for the detection, prevention, suppression, control or eradication of dangerous, contagious, or infectious diseases among the domestic animals, to include a blood test and injection test for the determination of the existence of any contagious or infectious disease. For these purposes it may establish, maintain, enforce and regulate such quarantine and other measures relating to the movement and care of animals and their products, the disinfection of suspected localities and articles and the destruction of animals, as it deems necessary, and may adopt from time to time all such regulations as are necessary and proper for carrying out the purposes of this Chapter and Chapter 73 of this Title. In the case of any contagious disease, the Board or its authorized agents may put under quarantine the entire herd containing the suspected or diseased animal or animals.

Section 2. § 7104, Title 3, Delaware Code is hereby amended by repealing said § 7104 thereof in its entirety and by enacting in lieu thereof a new § 7104 to read as follows:

§ 7104. The State Board of Agriculture or any member thereof, or any of their duly authorized agents, may after ten (10) days' notice to the proper person or persons concerned enter any premises, farms, fields or pens, where any domestic animal

is at the time quartered, for the purpose of examining it in any way that is deemed necessary to determine whether they are or were the subjects of any contagious or infectious diseases.

For purposes of this section, it shall be the duty of the owner, or custodian or any animals proposed to be examined, to adequately restrain and confine said animals in an area accessible to the examiner, and so designated by him on the premises.

Approved May 24, 1960.