40:1 Bill 16, Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2012

Hillier, Randy Craitor, Kim DiNovo, Cheri

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Bill 16                                                          2011

An Act to amend the Animals for Research Act and the Dog Owners’ Liability Act with respect to pit bulls

Note: This Act amends or repeals more than one Act.  For the legislative history of these Acts, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Animals for Research Act

   1.  (1)  Subsection 1 (2) of the Animals for Research Act is repealed.

   (2)  Subsection 20 (5) of the Act is amended by striking out “subject to subsections (7) to (7.4)” and substituting “subject to subsection (7)”.

   (3)  Subsection 20 (6) of the Act is amended by striking out “subject to subsections (7) to (7.4)” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “subject to subsection (7)”.

   (4)  Subsections 20 (7.1) to (7.4) of the Act are repealed.

Dog Owners’ Liability Act

   2.  (1)  Subsection 4 (6) of the Dog Owners’ Liability Act is amended by striking out the portion before paragraph 1 and substituting the following:

Considerations

   (6)  In exercising its powers to make an order under subsection (3), the court shall take into consideration the following circumstances:

.     .     .     .     .

   (2)  Subsections 4 (8), (9) and (10) of the Act are repealed.

   (3)  Sections 6 to 11 of the Act are repealed.

   (4)  Subsection 13 (3) of the Act is amended by adding “or” at the end of clause (c) and by striking out clauses (d) and (e).

   (5)  Subsection 15 (1) of the Act is amended by adding “or” at the end of clause (c) and by striking out clauses (d) and (e).

   (6)  Sections 19 and 20 of the Act are repealed and the following substituted:

Regulations

Regulations

   19.  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

  (a)  authorizing persons or other bodies specified in the regulations to pass and enforce by-laws governing pit bulls for the purposes of unorganized territory or specified parts of unorganized territory in the same ways that a municipality can pass and enforce by-laws governing pit bulls for the purposes of its geographic jurisdiction;

  (b)  designating bodies referred to as designated in this Act;

   (c)  designating public officers as peace officers for the purposes of this Act.

   (7)  Ontario Regulation 157/05 (Pit Bull Controls) made under the Act is revoked.

Commencement and Short Title

Commencement

   3.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   4.  The short title of this Act is the Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill repeals provisions in the Animals for Research Act relating to the disposition of pit bulls under that Act. The Bill also repeals provisions in the Dog Owners’ Liability Act that prohibit restricted pit bulls and provide for controls on pit bulls.

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