Chapter 42: ANIMAL WELFARE HEADING: PL 1987, C. 383, §4 (NEW); 1999, C. 254, §16 (RPR)
Subchapter 2: POSSESSION OF ANIMALS HEADING: PL 1987, C. 383, §4 (NEW)
§1023. Investigation and reporting of cruelty
Law enforcement officers, animal control officers and humane agents shall investigate
alleged violations of Title 7, chapter 739 and this chapter. The commissioner shall
maintain a record of each alleged case of cruelty to animals investigated by a humane
agent. The commissioner shall report annually on the disposition of cases as required
under Title 7, section 3906-B.
A law enforcement officer or animal control officer who investigates a case of alleged
cruelty to animals and pursues a civil or criminal action based on that investigation
shall report to the commissioner on the final disposition of the case.
2001, c. 422, §13 (NEW)
1997, c. 690, §67 (RP)
3.Cooperation between agencies.
For the purposes of this section, law enforcement officers, the commissioner or
the commissioner's designee, humane agents, a state veterinarian and certified animal
control officers may exchange information and reports pertaining to an investigation
of cruelty to animals pursuant to subsection 4 and Title 7, section 3909, subsection 6.
2013, c. 267, Pt. B, §11 (AMD)
The names of and other identifying information about persons providing information
pertaining to criminal or civil cruelty to animals to the Department of Agriculture,
Conservation and Forestry are confidential information and may not be released.
2013, c. 267, Pt. C, §2 (NEW)
1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW).
1989, c. 701, §§5,6 (AMD).
1991, c. 779, §50 (AMD).
1997, c. 690, §§66,67 (AMD).
2001, c. 422, §13 (RPR).
2013, c. 267, Pt. B, §11 (AMD).
2013, c. 267, Pt. C, §2 (AMD).
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