Bill Summary for H 577 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION, IMPORT, PURCHASE, OR SALE OF BIG CATS, BEARS, HYENAS, AND GREAT APES IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS AND TO STUDY SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTITIES EXEMPT FROM THE PROHIBITIONIntro. by R. Turner, Fraley, Faircloth.
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House amendments make the following changes to the 1st edition.
House amendment #1 removes from proposed GS 19A-77 the right of any person who lives in a county in which a big cat, bear, hyena, or great ape is kept to bring a civil action for injunction against an owner or custodian of the animal for violations of proposed Article 7.
House amendment #2 directs the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Committee) to study the safety requirements and regulations applicable to the ten institutions, entities, and organizations exempt from proposed Article 7, GS Chapter 19A, set forth in proposed GS 19A-73. Details required components of the study, including safety requirements, incident review procedures, insurance requirements, and additional statutory or regulatory protections needed for each type of exemption. Requires the Committee to report to the General Assembly by April 1, 2020. Makes conforming changes.