(a) The commissioner is hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations for licensees
and permittees. Such rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, provisions relating
to: (1) Reasonable treatment of animals in the possession, custody or care of a licensee
or permittee or being transported to or from licensed or permitted premises; (2)
a requirement that each licensee and permittee file with the commissioner evidence
that animals entering or leaving the state are free from any visible symptoms of communicable
disease; (3) identification of animals handled; (4) primary enclosures; (5) housing
facilities; (6) sanitation; (7) euthanasia; (8) ambient temperatures; (9) feeding;
(10) watering; (11) adequate veterinary medical care; (12) inspections of licensed
or permitted premises, investigations of complaints and training of persons conducting
such inspections and investigations; and (13) a requirement that each licensee or
permittee keep and maintain, for inspection by the commission, such records as necessary
to administer and enforce the provisions of the Kansas pet animal act.
(b) The commissioner shall only adopt as rules and regulations for United States department
of agriculture licensed animal distributors and animal breeders, and animal distributor
and animal breeder premises the rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary
of the United States department of agriculture, cited at 9 C.F.R. 3.1 through 3.12, pursuant to the provisions of the United States public law 91-579 (7 U.S.C. § 2131 et seq.), commonly known as the animal welfare act.
(c) Notwithstanding any provision in subsection (b), the commissioner may adopt a
requirement that each licensee and permittee file with the commissioner evidence that
animals entering or leaving the state are free from any visible symptoms of communicable
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