7 U.S.C. § 8305

Current through P.L. 116-226 (12/20/2020)
Section 8305 - Interstate movement

The Secretary may prohibit or restrict-

(1) the movement in interstate commerce of any animal, article, or means of conveyance if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction or dissemination of any pest or disease of livestock; and
(2) the use of any means of conveyance or facility in connection with the movement in interstate commerce of any animal or article if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction or dissemination of any pest or disease of livestock.

7 U.S.C. § 8305

Pub. L. 107-171, title X, §104060406,, 116 Stat. 498.
Secretary
The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture.
article
The term "article" means any pest or disease or any material or tangible object that could harbor a pest or disease.
facility
The term "facility" means any structure.
interstate commerce
The term "interstate commerce" means trade, traffic, or other commerce-(A) between a place in a State and a place in another State, or between places within the same State but through any place outside that State; or(B) within the District of Columbia or any territory or possession of the United States.
livestock
The term "livestock" means all farm-raised animals.
means of conveyance
The term "means of conveyance" means any personal property used for or intended for use for the movement of any other personal property.
pest
The term "pest" means any of the following that can directly or indirectly injure, cause damage to, or cause disease in livestock:(A) A protozoan.(B) A plant.(C) A bacteria.(D) A fungus.(E) A virus or viroid.(F) An infectious agent or other pathogen.(G) An arthropod.(H) A parasite.(I) A prion.(J) A vector.(K) Any organism similar to or allied with any of the organisms described in this paragraph.