House Bill 4065 (Michigan)

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Postby cheekymunkee » January 23rd, 2007, 11:06 am

House Bill 4065 (2007)

Sponsors Jeff Mayes - (primary)
Paul Condino

Last Action: 1/22/2007 - referred to Committee on Judiciary


January 22, 2007, Introduced by Reps. Mayes and Condino and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled

"The Michigan penal code,"

(MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 66.


Sec. 66. (1) If a person has custody of a dog or wolf-dog

cross and the person knows or has reason to know that the dog or

wolf-dog cross has bitten any individual, the person shall

immediately do both of the following:

(a) Provide the individual who was bitten with all of the

following information:

(i) His or her name and address and, if that person does not

own the dog or wolf-dog cross, the name and address of the dog's or

wolf-dog cross's owner.

(ii) Information, if known by that person, as to whether the

dog or wolf-dog cross is current on all legally required


(b) If the individual is injured, do 1 of the following:

(i) Render reasonable assistance in securing medical aid.

(ii) Inform the nearest or most convenient police agency or

emergency services provider that medical attention is required for

the individual.

(iii) Arrange for or provide transportation to the individual.

(2) A person who knows or has reason to know that a dog or

wolf-dog cross in his or her custody has bitten any individual

shall remain on the scene until the requirements of this section

are fulfilled unless it is necessary for the person to leave the

scene to fulfill the requirements of subsection (1)(b).

(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a

misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or

a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

(4) As used in this section, "dog" and "wolf-dog cross" mean

those terms as defined in section 2 of the wolf-dog cross act, 2000

PA 246, MCL 287.1002.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect April 1,

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