February 24, 2004

Opinion referenced provisions of the State law dealing with animals implanted with a microchip, which brings up S.C. Code Ann. Section 47-3-55. Specifically, questioning whether the information contained on the microchip is controlling as regards the ownership of the animal and whether this section provides any penalty for a person or entity that does not notify the owner of an animal prior to its destruction.

Requested by: The Honorable Glenn F. McConnell. President Pro Tempore, SC Senate

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