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Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 5585

   
 

*HB0552805585HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. JOHNSON, 49th Dist.

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.

REP. SAYERS, 60th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5528

File No. 532

Cal. No. 339

"AN ACT CONCERNING ESSENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES. "

In line 14, after "act" insert ", within available appropriations"

In line 44, after "act" insert ", within available appropriations"

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 20-205b of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):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 (1) the euthanization of any farm animal or livestock, (2) the euthanization of any cat or dog by any law enforcement officer in the course of his or her duties or as described in section 20-197, (3) the euthanization of any dog in accordance with the provisions of section 22-332b and regulations adopted under said section, or (4) the euthanization of any animal in a facility subject to regulation by the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare or the United States Department of Agriculture. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

20-205b(a)