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General Assembly



January Session, 2013

LCO No. 6959



Offered by:


SEN. CHAPIN, 30th Dist.

SEN. MEYER, 12th Dist.

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1018

File No. 443

Cal. No. 303


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (d) of section 26-40a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to municipal parks, public nonprofit aquaria or zoos, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Zoological Association of America, [public nonprofit aquaria,] nature centers, museums, or exhibitors licensed or registered with the United States Department of Agriculture or laboratories and research facilities maintained by scientific or educational institutions licensed or registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, [or to a person possessing a Bengal cat certified by an internationally recognized multiple-cat domestic feline breeding association as being without wild parentage for a minimum of four prior generations which cat was registered with the Commissioner of Agriculture on or before October 1, 1996, provided no such cat may be imported into this state after June 6, 1996. In any action taken by any official of the state or any municipality to control rabies, a Bengal cat shall be considered not vaccinated for rabies in accordance with accepted veterinary practice] any licensed veterinarian for the purpose of treatment and care of such animal, or to any person who possesses a breed of felidae certified by The International Cat Association, the Cat Fanciers Association or the American Cat Fanciers Association.

Sec. 502. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Any improvement upon real property that is donated to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall be maintained by the department in a safe, sanitary and secure condition that is, at a minimum, equivalent to the condition of such improvement at the time of such donation. In the event that the cost of such maintenance becomes economically impracticable for said department, the department shall raze such structure and restore the real property to its natural condition. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage


Sec. 502

from passage

New section