January 21, 2010, Introduced by Reps. Kandrevas, Meadows and Scripps and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled
"The Michigan penal code,"
(MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 70a.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 70a. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a
person shall not own or possess a nonhuman primate in this state as
a pet. A person who violates this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $250.00 or more
than $1,000.00, and 1 or both of the following:
(a) Imprisonment for not more than 93 days.
(b) Community service for not more than 500 hours.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
(a) A zoo or primate sanctuary accredited by the association
of zoos and aquariums.
(b) An institution accredited by the association for
assessment and accreditation of laboratory animal care.
(c) A law enforcement officer in the course of his or her
employment as a law enforcement officer.
(d) A veterinarian in the course of his or her occupation as a
(e) A permitting agency in the course of its business or
mission as a permitting agency.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.