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Amendment

 

January Session, 2013

LCO No. 8102

   
 

*HB0659108102HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. JOHNSON, 49th Dist.

REP. CAMILLO, 151st Dist.

REP. SCRIBNER, 107th Dist.

REP. WALKO, 150th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 6591

File No. 578

Cal. No. 364

"AN ACT REQUIRING THE EUTHANIZATION OF ANY CAT OR DOG TO BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Whenever any cat or dog is euthanized, such euthanization shall be performed in a humane manner by a licensed veterinarian, provided nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the killing of any cat or dog while such cat or dog is attacking a person or another animal under circumstances where a reasonable person would consider such attack life threatening to a person or another animal or likely to cause serious physical injury to a person or another animal. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to apply to the euthanization of any farm animal or livestock or to the euthanization of any cat or dog by any law enforcement officer in the course of his or her duties or as described in sections 20-197 and 22-332b of the general statutes.

(b) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

(c) It shall be a defense to prosecution under this section that such person euthanized such cat or dog with a life-threatening injury in order to prevent such cat's or dog's further suffering. "

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

Section 1

from passage

New section