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After legislation was blocked, Brand Board seeks higher fees

March 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Brand Board wants to raise the fee for ownership inspections to $1 per head for cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. That is the maximum amount allowed under state law.
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Senate kills Brand Board bill for livestock changes

January 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Senate decided unanimously Tuesday against allowing several changes in the livestock ownership inspections conducted in western South Dakota.
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Brand Board seeks end to horse, mule inspections

January 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SB 21 changes the term “livestock” to “cattle.” The legislation doesn’t address who should be responsible for abandoned horses.
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After five years of big changes, Brand Board director is leaving

December 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Larry Stearns says he is ready for new things.

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Brand program complaints shift toward solutions

August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE More than three years after the state Brand Board severed its contract with the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and brought the ownership inspections program in-house, the feud might be near its end.
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SD legislative panel OKs livestock fee boost

July 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The inspection fee will increase from 80 cents to 90 cents per head in September, while a legislative committee also will take a closer look at the Brand Board’s books.
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SD Brand Board approves increase in livestock fee to 90 cents

June 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The 10-cent-a-head increase in inspection fees is intended to cover the agency’s costs for about three years. Continue Reading

West River livestock inspections could cost more under latest plan

May 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Brand Board shifted its plans Tuesday and proposed raising the livestock ownership inspection fee by only a dime to 90 cents per head. A public hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 27 in Pierre.
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Brand Board withdraws increase of inspection fee

April 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Amid pressure from the governor’s office, the state Brand Board used a procedural maneuver to prevent discussion and voted 4-1 Friday to table the 20-cent fee increase per head for livestock ownership inspections. Continue Reading

Governor to Brand Board: Don’t hike fee

April 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Panel will meet Friday to discuss inspection cost.
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