OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5124

AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPEAL OF CERTAIN ANIMAL RESTRAINT ORDERS.

SUMMARY:

By law, the agriculture commissioner or an animal control officer may order the restraint of a biting dog, cat, or other animal as he or she deems necessary. Any person aggrieved by an animal control officer's order may request a hearing before the commissioner within 14 days after the order is issued. The commissioner may affirm, modify, or revoke the order as he deems proper.

This bill makes a restraint order effective upon issuance and during an appeal to the commissioner.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

29

Nay

0

(03/14/2012)