Bill 222, Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009

DiNovo, Cheri

Current Status: First Reading Carried

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Bill 222                                                        2009

An Act to amend the Dog Owners’ Liability Act and the Animals for Research Act

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:

Dog Owners’ Liability Act

   1.  (1)  The definition of “pit bull” in subsection 1 (1) of the Dog Owners’ Liability Act is repealed.

   (2)  Subsection 1 (2) of the Act is repealed.

   (3)  Subsection 4 (6) of the Act is amended by striking out “Except as provided by subsections (8) and (9)” at the beginning.

   (4)  Subsections 4 (8), (9) and (10) of the Act are repealed.

   (5)  Sections 6 to 11 of the Act are repealed.

   (6)  Clauses 13 (3) (d) and (e) of the Act are repealed.

   (7)  Clauses 15 (1) (d) and (e) of the Act are repealed.

   (8)  Sections 19 and 20 of the Act are repealed.

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

Animals for Research Act

   2.  (1)  Subsection 1 (2) of the Animals for Research Act is repealed.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   (4)  Subsections 20 (7.1) to (7.4) of the Act are repealed.

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, 2009.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

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