2020 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health and Safety
Chapter 19 - Animals
Subchapter 6 - Nonhuman Primates
§ 20-19-605. Registration of primates

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-19-605 (2020)
  1. (a)

    1. (1)

      1. (A) Within one hundred eighty (180) days after August 16, 2013, a person that currently owns or possesses a primate shall submit to the county sheriff of the county in which the person keeps a primate a registration form provided by the sheriff's office.

      2. (B) A person that in the future may purchase, import, trade for, or otherwise own or possess a primate not prohibited under this subchapter shall within thirty (30) days after acquisition of the primate submit to the county sheriff of the county in which the person keeps the primate a registration form provided by the sheriff's office.

    2. (2)

      1. (A) The registration form shall include:

        1. (i) The name, address, and telephone number of the registrant;

        2. (ii) A description of each primate, including the scientific classification, name, gender, age, color, weight, and distinguishing marks;

        3. (iii) A photograph of the primate and the enclosure in which the primate is kept with measurements to show compliance with this subchapter;

        4. (iv) The location at which the primate is kept;

        5. (v) The name, address, and telephone number of the person from whom the registrant obtained the primate, if known; and

        6. (vi) A written statement giving the name and address of the veterinarian who provides veterinary care to the primate, signed by the veterinarian.

      2. (B) The registrant shall submit with the registration form a one-time registration fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the initial registration and a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each additional registration to be deposited into the county treasury, which the county sheriff's department shall use to offset the cost of issuing registration for possession of a primate and for costs involved in controlling primates located within the county.

    3. (3) The county sheriff's office shall notify the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission of each registration received by the county sheriff's office.

  2. (b) The person shall notify the county sheriff's office of any changes in the information provided on the registration form, including the death or transfer of the primate.

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