(1) The owner of a licensed livestock market must immediately notify the department of livestock of any changes in ownership, management, control, operation, the regular sale day or location of the market. All changes are subject to the prior approval of the department of livestock.

(2) Changes which result in ownership or control of the market passing to persons not already approved by the department of livestock to operate the market may be given approval only after public hearing before the department of livestock.

(3) All other changes may be approved without a public hearing, provided that whenever the board of livestock deems it in the interest of the livestock industry, the board may order a public hearing to be held.

History: Sec. 81-8-231 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-8-231 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, Eff. 4/4/77.