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poultry farm at the East Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, located at Vinita, Oklahoma.
Section 2. It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval.
Approved February 25, 1915.
ANIMALS--STALLIONS AND JACKS-LICENSE.
AN ACT providing a lien for the services of stallions and jacks registered ac
cording to the provisions of this act.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:
Section 1. Every person, persons, firm, corporation, company or association that shall stand, travel, advertise or offer for public service in any manner any stallion or jack in the State of Oklahoma, before being entitled to the benefit of the lien hereinafter provided for the services of such animals, shall secure a license certificate for such stallion or jack, from the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board, as hereinafter provided. Said board shall consist of the dean of the division of agriculture, head of the animal husbandry department, and the head of the veterinary department of the Oklahoma State Agricultural College.
Section 2. To obtain a license certificate as herein provided, the owner of such stallion or jack shall comply with the following requirements;
First. The owner of a pure-bred stallion or jack shall forward to the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board of Inspection, the registry certificate or a certified copy of the registry certificate of such stallion, or jack, also other necessary papers or documents, relating to the breeding and ownership of such stallion or jack.
Second. Owners of cross-bred or grade stallions or jacks shall forward to the Oklahoma State Live Stock Reg. istry Board affidavit showing the breeding of such stallion or jack.
Third. Owners of scrub stallions or jacks shall forward to the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board il statement of the age, color and size of such stallion or jack.
Fourth. The fee of such stallion or jack license shall be two ($2.00) dollars and said fee shall accompany each application for license.
Revocation of License.
Section 3. The Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board shall have power to revoke, cancel and recall any license when said board shall find that such license does not truly and correctly represent the horse or jack for which said license was originally issued, and when a license is revoked by the said board, it shall be the duty of the sheriff or a constable of a county where such license is located to take possession of said license and deliver the same to the said Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board when called upon by said Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board to take possession of the said license.
Kinds of License.
Section 4. The Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board shall issue four kinds of licenses, as follows; purebred, for stallions or jacks correctly recorded in stud books, recognized by the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board; cross-bred, for stallions or jacks whose sire and dam are of different breeds but each are correctly recorded
in a stud book maintained for that particular breed, providing said stud books are recognized by the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board; grade, for stallions or jacks whose sire or dam is recorded in a stud book that is recognized by the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board; scrub, for stallion or jack whose sire and dam are neither recorded in a stud book recognized by the State Live Stock Registry Board.
Investigations_Registry Books and Associations.
Section 5. It shall be the duty of the State Live Stock Registry Board to examine and pass upon the merits of each registry certificate and statement of breeding submitted as herein provided, and it shall use as its standard the stud books and signatures of the duly authorized officers of the various horse pedigree registry associations, societies or companies certified by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., Bureau of Animal Industry, in order No. 136. dated June 20, 1906, and any other stud or jack books which may be established in the future when an association or company establishing such stud or jack books shall prove to the satisfaction of the State Live Stock Registry Board that they are doing an honest, reputable and creditable business, and that such stud or jack books ari necessary for the protection and encouragement of that particular breed.
Section 6. Each license issued by the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board shall expire December 31, of the year of which it is issued but such license may be renewed each year, provided, the owner of said stallion or jack makes application for renewal before March 1, following the date of expiration, and forward with such application for renewal a fee of one ($1.00) dollar for each renewal and submit satisfactory evidence establishing the identity of stallions or jacks for which renewal of license is requested. Each renewal shall expire on December 31st of the year for which it is renewed. Failure to have license renewed, as
herein provided, before March 1st following the date of expiration, shall forfeit the right of renewal, and when said right has been forfeited, the owner of said stallion or jack shall procure a new license as provided in Section 2. Description and Contents of License.
Section 7. The license certificate for a stallion or jack correctly recorded in a stud or jack book recognized by the Oklahoma Live Stock Registry Board shall contain the following information: License number, registration number, breed, color, age, pedigree, name and address of owner, date of issue, the seal of the Oklahoma Live Stock Registry Board, and the signature of the Secretary of the Oklahoma Live Stock Registry Board. The license for a cross-bred, grade or scrub stallion shall contain the following information: License number, statement of breeding, color, age, name and address of owner, date of issue, seal of the Oklahoma Live Stock Registry Board, and the signature of the Secretary of the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board. Advertising Bills-License Number.
Section 8. Every bill, poster or other advertisement of every kind or nature, issued by the owner, keeper or person in charge of any stallion or jack enrolled and licensed under this act, and used to advertise such stallion or jack by said owner, keeper, or person in charge, shall have as a heading for such advertisement the class of license issued for said stallion or jack and the number of his license: Thus "Pure bred license number —," "Cross-bred license number —" "Grade license number —" or "Scrub license number – as the case may be. In all advertisements this heading shall be set in the largest and boldest type used in the advertisement. Posting License Certificate.
Section 9. The owner, keeper, or person in charge of any stallion or jack standing for public service in this State shall post and keep affixed during the entire breeding season, the license certificate of each stallion or jack issued
under the provision of this act, in a conspicuous place in each stable or building where such stallion or jack stands for public service.
Transfer of License.
Section 10. Upon transfer of ownership of any stallion or jack licensed under the provisions of this act, the new owner shall forward to the office of the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board, the license issued in the name of the former owner together with a fee of fifty cents and satisfactory evidence that the stallion or jack transferred is the one for which the license was originally issued. It shall be the duty of the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board to record such transfer and issue a license in the name of the new owner.
List of Owners—County Clerk to Furnish.
Section 11. It shall be the duty of the county clerk of each county in the State of Oklahoma to file with the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board before July 1st of each year, a complete list of all the stallion or jack owners in his county, together with the number of stallions or jacks owned by each as shown by the assessors report of that particular county. He shall also file with the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board before July 1, of each year, the total number of horses in his particular county. Certificate of Soundness-Optional.
Section 12. It shall be optional with the owners, keepers or persons in charge of stallions or jacks standing for public service whether or not said stallions or jacks shall be examined for soundness, but no stallions or jacks shall be advertised in any manner either directly or indirectly as a sound stallion or jack until a certificate of soundness has been issued for said stallion or jack by the Oklahoma State Live Stock Registry Board, and then said stallion or jack may be advertised as sound only during the life of the certificate of soundness. This certificate of soundness shall become null and void and not in force on December 31st of