2014: Oregon Senate Bill 1584

This bill allows the State Department of Agriculture to issue permits for keeping exotic animals. This bill makes small changes, such as a fee up to $300, to previous exotic animal regulations but permits are already required for these species through Oregon statute 609.319. View all pertinent exotic animal laws for Oregon at www.oregonlaws.org/ors/609.341 (NOTE: there are links on the left side of the page).View SB 1584 bill text at www.olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2014R1/Measures/Text/SB1584/Introduced.

Species affected are:

1. Any member of the family Felidae not indigenous to Oregon, except the species Felis catus (domestic cat);
2. Any nonhuman primate;
3. Any nonwolf member of the family Canidae not indigenous to Oregon, except the species Canis familiaris (domestic dog);
4. Any bear, except the black bear (Ursus americanus); and
5. Any member of the order Crocodylia.
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If you would like to contact legislators concerning this bill, contact information for sponsors is below and can be found at www.olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2014R1/Measures/Overview/SB1584:

Sen.BrianBoquist@state.or.us

sen.tedferrioli@state.or.us

Sen.AlanOlsen@state.or.us

sen.tedferrioli@state.or.us

Sen.BetsyJohnson@state.or.us

Bill was sent to the Senate Committee On Environment and Natural Resources. Contact information can be found at www.olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2014R1/Committees/SENR/Overview.

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