BILL NO. 70
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
Companion Animal Compassion Act
First Reading: October 29, 2021
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Companion Animal Compassion Act.
2 In this Act,
(a) "companion animal" has the same meaning as in the Animal Protection Act;
(b) "motor vehicle" has the same meaning as in the Motor Vehicle Act;
(c) "peace officer" has the same meaning as in the Animal Protection Act;
(d) "Society" has the same meaning as in the Animal Protection Act.
3 (1) Any person who strikes a companion animal with a motor vehicle shall immediately report the incident to the nearest Society branch, a peace officer or the owner of the companion animal.
(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of $200.
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