Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 75-1901

  • Oath: includes an affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in similar cases "swear" includes affirm. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201

An animal health commissioner shall be appointed by the secretary of agriculture and shall serve as the executive officer of the Kansas department of agriculture division of animal health. The person so appointed shall have been actively engaged in one of the major phases of the livestock industry for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding such person’s appointment. Before entering upon the duties of such office, such commissioner shall take and subscribe an oath of office to faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of such office to the best of such commissioner’s knowledge and ability, and shall file the same with the secretary of state. The animal health commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary of agriculture and the animal health board.