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47-617. Animals killed by order of commissioner; certificate; payment or indemnity to owner; specific disease procedures. When any domestic animal, other than dogs and animals affected with foot-and-mouth disease, is killed by order of the commissioner, the commissioner shall issue to the owner of the animal or animals the certificate showing the number and kind of animals killed, and the amount to which the holder is entitled. The state of Kansas shall pay to the owner the amount to which the owner is entitled as determined by the commissioner as provided by this section unless payment or indemnity for such domestic animal may be obtained from the United States government. In case of animals killed or disposed of that are exposed to or afflicted with the foot-and-mouth disease, the appraisement shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of an applicable livestock indemnity program of the United States government. The state of Kansas shall pay all its expenses incurred in that behalf, and shall pay all its employees necessarily employed therein.

History: L. 1911, ch. 312, § 8; L. 1915, ch. 348, § 2; R.S. 1923, 47-617; L. 1947, ch. 303, § 5; L. 2001, ch. 163, § 2; L. 2005, ch. 165, § 3; April 21.

Source or prior law:

L. 1884, ch. 2, § 15; L. 1905, ch. 495, § 18.


1. Order is conclusive on board of county commissioners. Cory v. Graybill, 96 Kan. 20, 28, 149 P. 717.

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