2020 Georgia Code
Title 4 - Animals
Chapter 10 - Dealers in Exotic Birds and Pet Birds
§ 4-10-7.1. Importing Birds Detrimental to Agriculture; List of Birds; Restrictions; Permits; Quarantine; Violations

Universal Citation: GA Code § 4-10-7.1 (2020)
  1. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall by rule determine and establish a listing of all types of birds not native to this state which if introduced into this state would be capable of breeding in the wild and would, if established in the wild, present a threat of being detrimental to the agricultural industry of this state.
  2. Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Code section, it shall be unlawful to bring into this state any bird identified in the listing of birds established pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section.
  3. The department may issue a permit to bring into this state a bird identified in the listing of birds established pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section if the person applying for such a permit establishes to the satisfaction of the department that adequate precautions will be taken to ensure that neither the bird for which the permit is issued nor any offspring of such bird will be allowed to escape captivity.
  4. The department may quarantine, seize, and destroy any bird brought into this state in violation of this Code section.
  5. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of subsection (b) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Code 1981, §4-10-7.1, enacted by Ga. L. 1984, p. 1216, § 1.)

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