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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Exotic or dangerous wild animals. Prohibits the possession, sale, transfer, or breeding of exotic or dangerous wild animals, except by certain persons and entities. Prohibits a person that owns or possesses an exotic or dangerous wild animal from allowing a member of the public to come into direct contact with the exotic or dangerous wild animal. Prohibits the declawing or removal of the canine teeth of an exotic or dangerous wild animal unless necessary for treatment of a medical problem. Provides for the seizure, impoundment, and forfeiture of an exotic or dangerous wild animal for a violation of the law. Exotic or dangerous wild animals. Prohibits the possession, sale, transfer, or breeding of exotic or dangerous wild animals, except by certain persons and entities. Prohibits a person that owns or possesses an exotic or dangerous wild animal from allowing a member of the public to come into direct contact with the exotic or dangerous wild animal. Prohibits the declawing or removal of the canine teeth of an exotic or dangerous wild animal unless necessary for treatment of a medical problem. Provides for the seizure, impoundment, and forfeiture of an exotic or dangerous wild animal for a violation of the law. Authorizes the owner of an exotic or dangerous wild animal to voluntarily relinquish ownership and possession of the exotic or dangerous wild animal. Allows an exotic or dangerous wild animal to be humanely destroyed by a law enforcement officer under certain circumstances. Establishes criminal penalties for violations of the law. Allows a city, town, county, or township to impose restrictions on the possession, sale, transfer, or breeding of an exotic or dangerous wild animal more stringent than the state restrictions. ... View more