Starek 7974


    The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2399--A Bill to repeal §19-18-4, §19-18-5, §19-18-6, §19-18-7, §19-18-8, §19-18-9, §19-18-10, §19-18-11 and §19-18-12 of the Code of West Virginia, as amended; to amend and reenact §19-1C-4 of said code; and to amend and reenact §19-18-1, §19-18-2 and §19-18-3 of said code, all relating generally to livestock; permitting the Livestock Care Standards Board to create procedures to address the inhumane treatment of livestock; prohibiting livestock from trespassing; clarifying damages that may be recovered; permitting containment of livestock; requiring notification of owner of trespassing livestock; requiring containment costs be negotiated and recovered in court; permitting the sheriff to take possession of unclaimed livestock; permitting unclaimed livestock be sold at auction; setting forth the distribution of auction proceeds; and establishing misdemeanor penalties.