Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 125

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 485

 

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Referred to Committee on Environment

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING DOGS AT STATE CAMPGROUNDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2010) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, that authorize people to have dogs at camp sites in state parks. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A limit on the number of dogs that a person may have at a camp site, (2) proof of vaccinations required prior to authorizing the presence of any such dog at a camp site, and (3) rules concerning the restraint or control of the dog by the person authorized to have such dog at the camp site in order to assure the safety of other persons utilizing the camp site and to prevent (A) the destruction of personal property at such camp site, and (B) the spoliation of any part of the camp site.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2010

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To authorize the presence of dogs at camp sites located in state parks.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]