Under current law, a federal program exists to pay for the indemnification of any captive cervids, such as deer, elk, and moose, destroyed in efforts to combat the spread of chronic wasting disease, or CWD
This bill would authorize the Department of Agriculture and Industries to make payments for indemnity for the purchase and destruction of captive cervids that are infected with CWD or otherwise exposed to CWD, to augment the federal program
This bill would authorize the department only to make payments: (1) for indemnity of animals where the federal program does not issue payment; or (2) when the federal program payments have been made but are insufficient, the state program would only distribute amounts sufficient to cover the difference between the federal payment and 95 percent of the appraised value of the animal
This bill would create the Chronic Wasting Disease Indemnity Fund, within the state treasury to be used by the department to issue payments under this act
This bill would also establish criteria for the submission of claims by an owner for indemnity for a destroyed captive cervid
Relating to the breeding of captive cervids; to authorize the Department of Agriculture and Industries to make payments for indemnity for the purchase and destruction of captive cervids that are infected with chronic wasting disease or otherwise exposed to chronic wasting disease, subject to certain conditions; to create the Chronic Wasting Disease Indemnity Fund; and to establish criteria relating to claims for payments for indemnity.
|March 5, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|Bill Text||SB263 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|