Tex. Agric. Code Section 161.081
Importation of Animals


(a)

The commission by rule may regulate the movement, including movement by a railroad company or other common carrier, of livestock, exotic livestock, domestic animals, domestic fowl, or exotic fowl into this state from another state, territory, or country.

(b)

The commission by rule may provide the method for inspecting and testing animals before and after entry into this state.

(c)

The commission by rule may provide for the issuance and form of health certificates and entry permits. The rules may include standards for determining which veterinarians of this state, other states, and departments of the federal government are authorized to issue the certificates or permits.

(d)

Repealed by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 205, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1399, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 239, Sec. 68, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 836, Sec. 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 554, Sec. 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 205 (H.B. 1363), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 161.081 — Importation of Animals, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/AG/htm/AG.­161.­htm#161.­081 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

161.001
Definitions
161.002
Caretaker of Animal
161.003
Duty of County Commissioners Court
161.004
Disposal of Diseased Livestock Carcass
161.005
Commission Written Instruments
161.006
Documents to Accompany Shipment
161.007
Exposure or Infection Considered Continuing
161.008
State Funds Reform Act Applicable
161.009
Confidentiality of Biosecurity and Other Sensitive Information
161.021
Composition
161.022
Term
161.023
Mandatory Training Program for Commissioners
161.024
Presiding Officer
161.025
Vacancies
161.026
Expenses and Per Diem
161.027
Sunset Provision
161.028
Restrictions on Commission Appointment, Membership, and Employment
161.029
Removal of Commission Members
161.030
Separation of Authority
161.031
Personnel
161.033
Public Interest Information and Complaints
161.034
Public Meetings
161.035
Advisory Committees
161.036
Program and Facility Accessibility
161.037
Periodic Review of Agency Functions
161.038
Administrative Procedure Act Applicable
161.039
Compliance Policy and Internal Operating Procedures
161.040
Rulemaking and Dispute Resolution Procedures
161.041
Disease Control
161.042
Sale and Distribution of Veterinary Biologics
161.043
Regulation of Exhibitions
161.044
Regulation of Livestock Movement from Stockyards or Railway Shipping Pens
161.045
Employees
161.046
Rules
161.047
Entry Power
161.048
Inspection of Shipment of Animals or Animal Products
161.049
Dealer Records
161.050
Injunction
161.051
Memorandum of Understanding on Enforcement of Commission Powers
161.052
Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation with Local Authorities
161.053
Cooperative Agreements
161.054
Regulation of Movement of Animals
161.055
Slaughter Plant Collection
161.056
Animal Identification Program
161.057
Classification of Areas
161.058
Compensation of Livestock or Fowl Owner
161.059
Quality Assurance Assistance
161.060
Authority to Set and Collect Fees
161.061
Establishment
161.062
Publication of Notice
161.063
Contents of Notice
161.064
Effect of Quarantine
161.065
Movement from Quarantined Area
161.081
Importation of Animals
161.101
Duty to Report
161.102
Submission of Specimen of Anthrax Victim
161.103
Notice of Required Method of Disposal
161.111
Definition
161.112
Rules
161.113
Testing, Treatment, or Vaccination of Livestock
161.114
Inspection of Livestock
161.115
Entry Power
161.116
Sale or Delivery of Diseased Cattle
161.131
Injunction
161.132
Civil Suit Against Nonresident Violator
161.133
Violation by Corporation
161.134
Proof of Treatment or Vaccination
161.135
Improper Disposal of Diseased Carcass
161.136
Entry of Animals in Exhibition Without Certificate
161.137
Movement of Animals from Stockyard or Railway Shipping Pen Without Certificate
161.138
Refusal to Permit Entrance
161.139
Refusal to Permit Inspection of Shipment
161.140
Refusal to Permit Examination of Animal or Carcass
161.141
Movement in Violation of Quarantine
161.142
Sale or Movement of Animal with Glanders
161.143
Importation of Animals
161.145
Veterinarian Failure to Report Diseased Animals
161.146
Compliance with Livestock Market Regulation
161.147
Failure to Maintain Dealer Records
161.148
Administrative Penalty
161.149
Test for Equine Infectious Anemia
161.150
Failure to Register Feral Swine Holding Facilities
161.0305
Executive Director
161.0311
Acceptance of Gifts and Grants
161.0335
Technology Policy
161.0336
Information Relating to Complaint Procedures
161.0375
Periodic Review of Compliance Information
161.0411
Domestic and Exotic Fowl Registration
161.0412
Regulation and Registration of Feral Swine Holding Facilities
161.0415
Disposal of Diseased or Exposed Livestock or Fowl
161.0416
Emergency Management
161.0417
Authorized Personnel for Disease Control
161.0445
Regulation of Export-import Processing Facilities
161.0525
Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation with Other States
161.0541
Elk Disease Surveillance Program
161.0542
Notice of Wildlife Disease Outbreak
161.0545
Movement of Animal Products
161.0601
Certificates of Veterinary Inspection
161.0602
Persons or Laboratories Performing Equine Infectious Anemia Tests
161.0603
Laboratory Testing
161.0615
Statewide or Widespread Quarantine
161.1375
Movement of Feral Swine
161.1405
Refusal to Provide Access to Animal

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 161.081’s source at texas​.gov