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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 578

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2001, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *578.023.  Until December 31, 2016 — Keeper of dangerous wild animals must register animals, exceptions — penalty. — 1.  No person may keep any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, Canada lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, hyena, wolf, bear, nonhuman primate, coyote, any deadly, dangerous, or poisonous reptile, or any deadly or dangerous reptile over eight feet long, in any place other than a properly maintained zoological park, circus, scientific, or educational institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, or animal refuge, unless such person has registered such animals with the local law enforcement agency in the county in which the animal is kept.

  2.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

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(L. 1983 S.B. 211 § 9, A.L. 2001 S.B. 462)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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