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LARGE CARNIVORE ACT Act 274 of 2000 AN ACT to regulate the ownership, possession, and care of certain large carnivores; to prohibit the ownership and possession of certain large carnivores; to impose fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain governmental entities and officials and of certain veterinarians; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.
History: 2000, Act 274, Imd. Eff. July 7, 2000 © 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Section 287.1101 Section Short title.
Section 287.1102 Section Definitions.
Section 287.1103 Section Prohibited conduct.
Section 287.1104 Section Possession of large carnivores; conditions; permit application; conditions for issuance; permit contents; notification to department by local unit of government; permit fee.
Section 287.1105 Section Placement of identification number via subcutaneous microchip.
Section 287.1106 Section Confinement and control of large carnivore; requirements; duties of owner.
Section 287.1107 Section Transportation requirements.
Section 287.1108 Section Exportation requirements.
Section 287.1109 Section Exposure of human, livestock, or mammalian pet to rabies.
Section 287.1110 Section Euthanasia of large carnivore exposing human, livestock, or mammalian pet to rabies; examination.
Section 287.1111 Section Conditions permitting law enforcement officer or other person to kill large carnivore; liability; actions constituting trespass.
Section 287.1112 Section Liability of owner for death or injury of human or for property damage; escape or release of large carnivore.
Section 287.1113 Section Inspection of facility by law enforcement officer.
Section 287.1114 Section Notice of violation; transfer of ownership and possession; second inspection; fee; finding of noncompliance; forfeiture.
Section 287.1115 Section Violation as misdemeanor; fine; exception.
Section 287.1116 Section Violation; request for civil forfeiture; filing.
Section 287.1117 Section Seizure order; circumstances; method; placement; return to crime victim.
Section 287.1118 Section Correction of conditions leading to seizure; return to owner; court approval; notice of seizure and intent to forfeit; delivery of notice; notice to prosecuting attorney or attorney general.
Section 287.1119 Section Motion by owner for return of large carnivore; hearing; establishment of probable cause; burden of proof; admissibility of testimony in criminal prosecution.
Section 287.1120 Section Return of seized large carnivore to owner; conditions; notice; order of forfeiture; liability for care and placement costs.
Section 287.1121 Section Local ordinance more restrictive than act; requirements as additional to other state and federal law.
Section 287.1122 Section Exceptions.
Section 287.1123 Section Information provided to pet shop, animal control shelter, and animal protection shelter.