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.
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:
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.