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          Capitol Avenue/Michigan Avenue

          Lansing, MI 48906


Sessions: 2 year (odd-even)


Convenes: Jan (2nd Wed)


Adjourns: Not set - usually late Dec


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During Session: 14 days
After Session: 14 days  
Pocket Veto: Yes
Michigan Constitution Art IV Sec 33


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90 days after adj  (legislature may vote for immediate effect)
Michigan Constitution Art IV Sec 27

STATE AGENCY


Large Carnivores:

Department of Agriculture

       Animal Industry Division

      State Vet Office
      PO Box 30017

      Lansing, MI  48909           
      (517) 373-1077  

Board: Agriculture & Rural

             Development Commission


Meets: Every other month


NEXT MEETING: Jul 18


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Zoo Exotic Animal Bite Protocol

Zoo Bite Facts

Turtle Health

Ferret Health

MICHIGAN

MAIN LAW


Large carnivores: BANS under the Large Carnivore Act except circuses and grandfathered owners that obtained permits.  Sections 4, 5 and 6 regarding ban, microchips, and enclosures do not apply to animal shelters, MI or USFW (other than black bears) licensees, AZA facility, ASA or Association of Sanctuaries accredited sanctuaries, law enforcement officers, vets, and USDA Class C Exhibitors (bans all direct contact and any close contact for those over 20 weeks except for bears under 36 weeks OR weighing 90 pounds or less). 

(MCL 287.1101- 287.1123, 7/7/2000) (Bear exemption - SB 48, 3/26/2013)


EXOTIC ANIMALS


 
Wolf-dogs: BANS under the Wolf-Dog Cross Act except grandfathered animals with a permit that were microchipped and altered  (MCL 287.1001- 287.1023, 6/29/2000) 

 Ferrets: Sales and possession regulated under the Ferret Act (MCL 287.891- 287.901)  

There are no regulations regarding other exotic species other than importation requirements.



NATIVE SPECIES

Permit to Hold Wildlife in Captivity (game or protected animals - must be captive born per Captive Wild Animal Order)


Threatened and Endangered Species Permit (MAC R 299.1021 - 1028)

 Turtles: Sales regulated by Turtle Act (MCL 287.311- 287.314)

 

IMPORT


Governed by the Animal Industry Act.  Wild and exotic animals not regulated by the USFW or DNR.

(MCL 287.703 - 287.706, 287.722, 287.731 - 287.732)

STATE AGENCY


Native Species:
Department of Natural Resources

  Wildlife Division
  Mason Building, 4th floor,
  P.O. Box 30444
  Lansing MI 48909
  (517) 373-1263

Board: Natural Resources Board


Meets: Monthly


  NEXT MEETING:Jul 12


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PERMITS

Captive Wildlife Permits

Cervid Permits

Falconry Permits


Special Permit Coordinator:
(517) 373-9329