General Provisions Respecting the Police.
AN ACT REQUIRING ALL CATTLE BROUGHT INTO THE STATE FOR BREEDING OR DAIRY PURPOSES TO BE TUBERCULIN TESTED.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That the importation of dairy cows and other cattle for breeding purposes into the State of Delaware is hereby other cattle for breeding prohibited, excepting when such cattle are accompanied by a certificate from an inspector, whose competency and reliability are certified to by the authorities charged with the control of the diseases of domestic animals, in the State from whence the cattle came, certifying that they have been examined and subjected to the tuberculin test, and are free from disease, and whose certificate shall be acceptable to the "State Board of Agriculture."
Section 2. That in lieu of an inspection certificate as above required, cattle as above specified from points outside the State, may under such restrictions as may be provided by the State Board of Agriculture, be shipped in quarantine to their destination in Delaware, there to remain in quarantine, until properly examined at the expense of the owner by a Veterinarian to be designated by the State Board of Agriculture.
Section 3. That any person, firm or corporate body violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall in the proper Court of the County in which such cattle are sold, offered for sale, or delivered to a purchaser, for each offense forfeit or pay a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or be punished by imprisonment for not exceeding thirty days, either or both at the discretion of the Court.
Section 4. The State Board of Agriculture is hereby charged with the enforcement of this Act, and is authorized to see that its provisions are obeyed, mid to make from time to time, such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for its enforcement.
Section 5. That this Act shall go into effect May 1, 1909.
Approved April 19, A. D. 1909.