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70341.0200 FIRST ENGROSSMENT
Legislative Assembly ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1182
of North Dakota
Representatives DeKrey, Delmore, Fairfield, Hanson
A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 36-01 of the North Dakota
Century Code, relating to the private ownership of primates, wolves, wolf hybrids, skunks, and
raccoons; to amend and reenact section 36-01-08.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating
to certain animals held in captivity; and to provide a penalty.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NORTH DAKOTA:
SECTION 1. A new section to chapter 36-01 of the North Dakota Century Code is
created and enacted as follows:
Ownership of wolves, wolf hybrids, skunks, and raccoons prohibited - Exception
- Rules - Penalty. No person may keep a wolf, wolf hybrid, skunk, or raccoon in captivity. This
section does not apply to a zoo licensed by the regulatory enforcement and animal care
program of the animal and plant health inspection service of the United States department of
agriculture. A person keeping a wolf, wolf hybrid, skunk, or raccoon in captivity on August 1,
1997, may continue to keep that animal if it is neutered. The state veterinarian shall confiscate
and dispose of any animal kept in violation of this section. The board shall adopt rules
governing the keeping of primates in captivity and to implement this section. As used in this
section, "primate" does not include a human being; "wolf" means any animal of the species
canis lupus; and "wolf hybrid" means any animal that is any part wolf. A person who willfully
violates this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
SECTION 2. AMENDMENT. Section 36-01-08.2 of the 1995 Supplement to the North
Dakota Century Code is amended and reenacted as follows:
36-01-08.2. Mountain lions, wolves, and wolf hybrids held in captivity -
Identification required. Any person who keeps a mountain lion, wolf, or wolf hybrid in
captivity must obtain an identification number from the board. The number must be tattooed in
indelible ink inside the ear of the animal for permanent identification purposes.
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