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Georgia State Code
Title       4
Chapter       6  
Section Navigation     1 ... 10           11 ... 44    
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Title 4, Chapter 6, Section 43 (4-6-43)

(a) No dealer or broker shall purchase livestock at any sales establishment or directly from producers unless he has then in force a bond in an amount calculated as follows:

(1) Determine a number which is the number of days during the preceding year on which the dealer or broker did business;

(2) Divide the total dollar value of livestock purchased by the dealer or broker during the preceding year by the lesser of:

(A) One-half of the number determined under paragraph (1) of this subsection; or

(B) One hundred thirty; and

(3) Adjust the amount obtained under paragraph (2) of this subsection as follows:

(A) If the amount obtained under paragraph (2) of this subsection is $10,000.00 or less then the amount of the bond shall be $10,000.00;

(B) If the amount obtained under paragraph (2) of this subsection is more than $10,000.00 but not more than $75,000.00 then that amount shall be the amount of the bond; or

(C) If the amount obtained under paragraph (2) of this subsection is more than $75,000.00 then the amount of the bond shall be the sum of $75,000.00 plus 10 percent of the amount by which the amount obtained under paragraph (2) of this subsection exceeds $75,000.00.

(b) An amount calculated under subsection (a) of this Code section, if not a multiple of $5,000.00, shall be rounded up to the nearest multiple of $5,000.00.

(c) This Code section shall not be applicable to nor shall a bond be required of a dealer who purchases livestock at sales establishments for cash only. No livestock market operator shall permit a dealer or broker who is not properly licensed and bonded to purchase livestock other than for cash.

Sunday May 24 20:20 EDT


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