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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

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 287.1101SectionShort title.
Section 287.1102SectionDefinitions.
Section 287.1103SectionProhibited conduct.
Section 287.1104SectionPossession of large carnivores; conditions; permit application; conditions for issuance; permit contents; notification to department by local unit of government; permit fee.
Section 287.1105SectionPlacement of identification number via subcutaneous microchip.
Section 287.1106SectionConfinement and control of large carnivore; requirements; duties of owner.
Section 287.1107SectionTransportation requirements.
Section 287.1108SectionExportation requirements.
Section 287.1109SectionExposure of human, livestock, or mammalian pet to rabies.
Section 287.1110SectionEuthanasia of large carnivore exposing human, livestock, or mammalian pet to rabies; examination.
Section 287.1111SectionConditions permitting law enforcement officer or other person to kill large carnivore; liability; actions constituting trespass.
Section 287.1112SectionLiability of owner for death or injury of human or for property damage; escape or release of large carnivore.
Section 287.1113SectionInspection of facility by law enforcement officer.
Section 287.1114SectionNotice of violation; transfer of ownership and possession; second inspection; fee; finding of noncompliance; forfeiture.
Section 287.1115SectionViolation as misdemeanor; fine; exception.
Section 287.1116SectionViolation; request for civil forfeiture; filing.
Section 287.1117SectionSeizure order; circumstances; method; placement; return to crime victim.
Section 287.1118SectionCorrection 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 287.1119SectionMotion by owner for return of large carnivore; hearing; establishment of probable cause; burden of proof; admissibility of testimony in criminal prosecution.
Section 287.1120SectionReturn of seized large carnivore to owner; conditions; notice; order of forfeiture; liability for care and placement costs.
Section 287.1121SectionLocal ordinance more restrictive than act; requirements as additional to other state and federal law.
Section 287.1122SectionExceptions; breeding black bear sows.
Section 287.1122aSectionBreeding license; requirements.
Section 287.1122bSectionBreeding license application; form; contents; documentation required; fee; large carnivore breeding advisory committee; disposition of application fees; amended license.
Section 287.1122cSectionDuties of person holding a breeding license; prohibited acts.
Section 287.1123SectionInformation provided to pet shop, animal control shelter, and animal protection shelter.
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