CHAPTER 309

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 260

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RABIES CONTROL IN ANIMAL AND HUMAN POPULATIONS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend § 8204, Chapter 82, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by redesignating existing paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) as paragraphs (d), (e) and (f) and adding thereto a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:

"(c) Vaccination of ferrets. Any person owning a ferret six (6) months of age or older in this State shall have the ferret vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian. The owner of the ferret is responsible for keeping a valid rabies vaccination certificate in his or her possession for inspection by an animal control officer, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Department of Agriculture, or the Division of Public Health.".

Section 2. Amend § 8207, Chapter 82, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "dog or cat" wherever it appears in subsection (a) and substituting in lieu thereof the words "dog, cat or ferret" and by striking the number "90" as it appears in the first sentence of subsection (a) and by substituting in lieu thereof the number "45".

Section 3. Amend § 8207, Chapter 82, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "dogs or cats" as they appear in subsections (b) and (c) and by substituting in lieu thereof the words "dogs, cats or ferrets".

Section 4. Amend § 8208, Chapter 82, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "dog or cat" wherever they appear in the title of § 8208 and by substituting in lieu thereof the words "dog, cat or ferret".

Section 5. Amend § 8208, Chapter 82, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "dog or cat" wherever they appear in the Section and substituting in lieu thereof the words "dog, cat or ferret".

Section 6. Amend § 8208, Chapter 82, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "dogs or cats" as they appear in the title of subsection (e) and substituting in lieu thereof the words "dogs, cats or ferrets".

Section 7. Amend § 8209, Chapter 82, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "dog or cat" as they appear in the title of § 8209 and substituting in lieu thereof the words "dog, cat or ferret" and by striking the words "dog or cat" as they appear in subsection (a) and substituting in lieu thereof the words "dog, cat or ferret".

Approved June 27, 2006