Sponsor(s): Sen. Catherine E. Pugh (D-40, Baltimore City) and Del. Eric G. Luedtke (D-14, Montgomery County)
Bill Description:A person may not allow the public to have contact with most exotic animals (the full list of animals is in subsection (b)(1) of Section 10–621, Criminal Law code).
The owner of one of these exotic animals must report the potential exposure of a human to a zoonotic disease within 24 hours.
This bill amends the Criminal Law code in the following ways:
Makes changes to the categories exempted from the current prohibition on sale, trade, barter, possess, breed, or exchange of most exotics: