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Legislation: Current Timeline

  • Proclamation and enforcement of Livestock Identification and Commerce Act and the Livestock Identification and Commerce General Regulation – January 1, 2009.
     
  • Regulation Development – In 2008, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) and Livestock Identification Services (LIS) revised the proposed policies based on industry feedback. 
     
  • Passed Third Reading – Livestock Commerce and Animal Inspection Statutes Amendment Act, December 2007. Amendments to LICA include the clarification of requirements relating to security interest disclosure, sale documentation, prompt payment and livestock permits. 
     
  • In 2006 and 2007, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) and Livestock Identification Services (LIS) consulted with industry stakeholders on the proposed policies to be addressed in the LICA regulations. 
     
  • Received Royal Assent – Alberta Legislature May 2006. The Act is not yet proclaimed into force as regulations have not been finalized. 
     
  • Legislative Counsel is currently drafting the regulations for LICA utilizing the proposed policy provided by industry.
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