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SECTION 11-0525
Control of rabies in wildlife
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 11, TITLE 5
§ 11-0525. Control of rabies in wildlife.

1. Whenever the disease rabies occurs in any area of the state and the
infection of wild foxes or other wildlife populations is certified to
exist therein by the joint determination of the Departments of Health,
Agriculture and Markets and Environmental Conservation, and
certification is made to the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation
by the Commissioners of Health and of Agriculture and Markets that the
health and welfare of the human population or the health and welfare of
domestic livestock are in danger therefrom, the department is thereupon
authorized and directed to undertake through the use of professional
trappers or by other means such fox control or wildlife control measures
in the certified area as in its judgment will eliminate, reduce or
confine the disease.

2. Such control measures shall be continued until the Commissioners of
Health, Agriculture and Markets and Environmental Conservation shall
jointly determine that control measures should be terminated.

3. Necessary expenses for such control work shall be financed by
moneys made available by appropriation or otherwise to the department
out of moneys in the state treasury, in the general fund, to the credit
of the state purpose fund not otherwise appropriated.