Act No. 206

Public Acts of 2008

Approved by the Governor

July 10, 2008

Filed with the Secretary of State

July 11, 2008

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2009




Introduced by Reps. Mayes and Condino


AN ACT to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at such trials; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act," (MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 66a.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 66a. (1) If a person 18 years of age or older is responsible for controlling the actions of a dog or wolf-dog cross and the person knows or has reason to know that the dog or wolf-dog cross has bitten another person, the person shall remain on the scene until the requirements of section 66 are fulfilled.

(2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

(3) This section does not apply if the person is bitten by a police dog. As used in this subsection, "police dog" means that term as defined in section 50c.

(4) As used in this section, "dog" and "wolf-dog cross" mean those terms as defined in section 2 of the wolf-dog cross act, 2000 PA 246, MCL 287.1002.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect January 1, 2009.

Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 346 of the 94th Legislature is enacted into law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Secretary of the Senate