Texas Agriculture Code

Sec. § 144.128
Purchase, Sale, or Transportation of Tattooed Livestock Without Consent


(a)

A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)

without consent of the owner, buys, sells, or barters, for that person or another person, any livestock on which a registered tattoo mark has been placed;

(2)

without consent of the owner, transports over the highways of this state any livestock on which a registered tattoo mark has been placed; or

(3)

aids in the commission of an act under Subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection.

(b)

An offense under this section is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not less than 2 years nor more than 12 years.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1363, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 25.002, eff. September 1, 2009.
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