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Regulations relating to importation
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 5
§ 74. Regulations relating to importation. The following regulations
shall apply to the importation of domestic or feral animals:

1. No person shall knowingly bring into this state any domestic or
feral animal which has an infectious or communicable disease, except in
the case of pure bred registered bovine animals which have been removed
from this state and have reacted to the tuberculin or other recognized
test subsequent to such removal, may be returned to this state upon
written permission from the commissioner subject to such rules as he may
prescribe in relation thereto.

2. Any person bringing into this state domestic or feral animals for
any purpose other than immediate slaughter without taking precaution to
ascertain whether such animals have an infectious or communicable
disease shall be presumed to have brought them in knowingly in violation
of this section, if they are found to have such disease.

3. Animals received from outside the state under the supervision of
the United States department of agriculture or the department of
agriculture and markets of the state of New York, or for which a permit
or certificate shall have been issued by either of such departments,
shall be deemed to have been handled with due precaution.

4. Any person importing or bringing into this state meat cattle for
dairy or breeding purposes shall report immediately upon bringing such
cattle into the state to the department, in writing, stating the number
of cattle thus brought in, the places where they were procured, the
lines over which they were brought, their destination within the state
and when they arrive thereat; and if there be filed with the department
at the time of filing such report or within ten days thereafter, a
certificate by a duly authorized veterinary practitioner approved by the
authorities of the state in which he resides or by an authorized
veterinary inspector of the United States bureau of animal industry to
the effect that he has duly examined such animals and that they are free
from any infectious or communicable disease, the commissioner may issue
a permit to such person to remove such cattle immediately. Otherwise
such person shall detain such animals at the point of destination for at
least twenty days for inspection or examination by the commissioner or
his duly authorized agent. The provisions of this subdivision relating
to advance reports to the department shall not apply to cattle imported
into this state at a point where there is federal inspection.

5. Persons bringing into this state or receiving domestic or feral
animals from without the state shall give such other information to the
department as it may from time to time request relating to such animals.

6. The commissioner may order all or any animals coming into the state
to be detained at any place or places for inspection and examination,
and if any of them after due examintion be found affected with any
infectious or communicable disease, such animals shall be condemned and
slaughtered or held in strict quarantine.

7. Each animal brought into the state in violation of any of the
provisions of this article shall constitute a separate and distinct

8. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent or
make unlawful the transportation of domestic or feral animals through
this state on railroads or boats.

9. The commissioner is hereby authorized, after public hearing, to
adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to implement and give full
effect to the provisions of this section, including rules and
regulations requiring a permit for the importation of domestic or feral
animals into the state.

10. For the purposes of this section, a feral animal shall mean an
undomesticated or wild animal.