Statutes47-2101. Raising domesticated deer; unlawful acts; permit; identification of deer; inspection of premises; communications with wildlife and parks; definitions.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess domesticated deer unless such person has obtained from the animal health commissioner a domesticated deer permit. Application for such permit shall be made in writing on a form provided by the commissioner. The permit period shall be for the permit year ending on June 30 following the issuance date.
(b) Each application for issuance or renewal of a permit shall be accompanied by a fee of not more than $400 as established by the commissioner in rules and regulations.
(c) The animal health commissioner shall adopt any rules and regulations necessary to enforce the provisions of article 21 of chapter 47 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, ensure compliance with federal requirements and protect domestic animals and wildlife from disease risks related to domestic deer production.
(d) Any person who fails to obtain a permit as prescribed in subsection (a) shall be deemed guilty of a class C nonperson misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000. Continued operation, after a conviction, shall constitute a separate offense for each day of operation.
(e) The commissioner may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend or revoke any permit for anyone of the following reasons:
(1) Material misstatement in the application for the original permit or in the application for any renewal of a permit;
(2) the conviction of any crime, an essential element of which is misstatement. fraud or dishonesty, or relating to the theft of or cruelty to animals;
(3) substantial misrepresentation
(4) the person who is issued a permit is found to be poaching or illegally obtaining deer or
(5) the permit holder's willful disregard of any rule or regulation adopted under this section.
(f) Any refusal to issue or renew a permit and any suspension or revocation of a permit under this section shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act and shall be subject to review in accordance with the Kansas judicial review act.
(g) Domesticated deer shall be identified through implantation of microchips, ear tags, ear tattoos, ear notches or any other permanent identification on such deer as to identify such deer as domesticated deer. Any person who receives a permit issued pursuant to subsection (a) shall keep records of such deer as required by rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section.
(h)(l) The animal health commissioner or the commissioner's representative may inspect the premises and records of any person Issued a domesticated deer permit, but shall not inspect such premises and records more than once each permit year, unless the commissioner has:
(A) Discovered a violation of article 21 of chapter 47 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto or
(8) received a complaint that such premises is not being operated, managed or maintained in accordance with rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section.
(2) The commissioner or the commissioner's representatives may inspect unlicensed premises when the commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that a person is violating the provisions of this section.
(i) The animal health commissioner. on an annual basis, shall transmit to the secretary of wildlife. parks and tourism a current list of persons issued a permit pursuant to this section. The department of agriculture may request assistance from the department of wildlife, parks and tourism to assist in implementing and enforcing article 21 of chapter 47 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.
(j) All moneys received under this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with Ihe provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the animal disease control fund.
(k) As used in this section:
(l) "Deer" means any member of the family cervidae.
(2) "Domesticated deer" means any member of the family cervidae which was legally obtained and is being sold or raised in a confined area for:
(A) Breeding stock;
(8) any carcass, skin or part of such animal
(C) exhibition; or
History: L. 1993, ch. 143, § I; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 175; L. 2010, ch. lOS, § 4; L. 2010, ch. ISS, § 17; July I; L. 2012, ch. 140, sec. 108; July I; L. 2013, ch. 90, sec. 5; July I.
47-2102. Intentionally releasing domesticated deer; penalty. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally release or set free domesticated deer from a confined area. (b) Violation of this section is a class C nonperson misdemeanor.
History: L. 1993, ch. 143, § 2; July I.
47-2103. New statute. In addition to or in lieu of any other civil or criminal penalty provided by law, the animal health commissioner, upon a finding that a person has violated or failed to comply with any provision of article 21 of chapter 47 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or any rule and regulation adopted thereunder, may impose on such person a civil fine not exceeding $1,000 for each violation. Each day any provision of article 21 of chapter 47 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or any rule and regulation adopted pursuant thereto is violated shall constitute a separate offense.
History: L. 2013, ch. 90, § I; July I.
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