(A) The department of agriculture or any of its authorized agents may inspect the records of any licensee or employee at any time to determine the origin and destination of any livestock handled by the licensee and to determine if sections 943.01 to 943.18 of the Revised Code, or the rules adopted thereunder, have been violated.
(B) A small dealer, dealer, or broker, employee, or person described in division (B)(4) of section 943.01 of the Revised Code, who acquires or disposes of an animal by any means, shall make a record of the name and address of the person from whom the animal was acquired and to whom disposed. The record also shall show the individual identification of each animal at the time of acquisition or disposal. These records shall be maintained for a period of sixty months or longer from the date of acquisition or disposal.
(C) The individual identification in division (B) of this section shall be in a manner or form approved by the department.
(D) A person who is a soliciting agent for a video auction pursuant to division (B) of section 943.02 of the Revised Code shall maintain records in a manner or form approved by the department.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 06-20-1994