House Bill 1288
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Dangerous wild animals. Classifies certain animals as "dangerous wild animals". Except for certain exemptions, requires that a person must have a permit from the department of natural resources to possess a dangerous wild animal. Requires that a person who possesses a dangerous wild animal must meet certain conditions and requirements. Prohibits a person from acquiring or breeding a dangerous wild animal after July 1, 2012. Establishes a Class B infraction for a violation and a penalty not to exceed $2,000 for subsequent violations. Allows the department of natural resources to adopt rules concerning permit fees and caging requirements for dangerous wild animals. Allows a city or county to adopt more restrictive ordinances concerning dangerous wild animals.
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