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Article - Agriculture


    (a)    Except as provided by the Secretary, a person may not keep poultry unless the poultry is registered with the Secretary.

    (b)    A person who keeps poultry shall complete and submit to the Secretary a registration form on which the person shall include:

        (1)    The name of the poultry keeper;

        (2)    The location of the property on which the poultry is kept;

        (3)    The type of poultry; and

        (4)    Any other related information required by the Secretary.

    (c)    (1)    Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Secretary shall maintain a person’s registration record filed under subsection (b) of this section in a manner that protects the identity of the registrant.

        (2)    If the Secretary, after consultation with the Secretary of Health, determines that the disclosure is necessary to protect the public health or prevent the spread of an infectious or contagious disease, the Secretary may disclose identifying information.

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