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Maine Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 7. Agriculture and Animals. Part 4. Livestock Disease Control. Chapter 307. State of Maine Animal Response Team.

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Citation: 7 M.R.S.A. 1901 - 1902

Citation: ME ST T. 7 1901 - 1902


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   The Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources is directed to develop a State of Maine Animal Response Team to support a unifying network that protects human and animal health through preparation, response and recovery for animal emergencies. The team is to facilitate a prompt, coordinated and effective response to a natural or man-made disaster and minimize the economic and environmental impacts of animal emergencies. The Treasurer of State is mandated to establish a separate account known as the State of Maine Animal Response Team Fund, which may be used to pay costs associated with the administration and activities undertaken by the State of Maine Animal Response Team.


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§ 1901
. State of Maine Animal Response Team

§ 1902. State of Maine Animal Response Team Fund



§ 1901. State of Maine Animal Response Team

The commissioner shall develop a State of Maine Animal Response Team, referred to in this section as “the team,” to support a unifying network that protects human and animal health through preparation, response and recovery for animal emergencies in the State. The team shall facilitate a prompt, coordinated and effective response to a natural or man-made disaster affecting animals; decrease the health and safety threat to humans and animals during animal emergencies; and minimize the economic and environmental impacts of animal emergencies.

Credits
2005, c. 146, § 2.

 

§ 1902. State of Maine Animal Response Team Fund

The Treasurer of State shall establish a separate account known as the State of Maine Animal Response Team Fund. This fund does not lapse but must be carried forward. The commissioner may accept money from any public or private source for deposit into the fund. The fund may be used to pay costs associated with the administration and activities undertaken by the State of Maine Animal Response Team in accordance with section 1901.

Credits
2005, c. 146, § 2.

 

 



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