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MI - Pollution - Environmental Protection Act: Pollution (Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act)


These sections lay out the process and standards to determine a pollution violation, actions for declaratory and equitable relief, the burden of proof, and affirmative defenses to such violations.

MI - Research - Chapter 333. Health. Public Health Code.


This set of Michigan laws proclaims that "[t]he public health and welfare depend on the humane use of animals for the diagnosis and treatment of human and animal diseases." It also creates an animal research advisory board which


may


regulate and establish standards pursuant to section 2678 controlling the humane use of animals. Further, the department, its representative, or a member of the animal research advisory board


may


inspect any premises or property on or in which animals are kept for experimental purposes for the purpose of investigation of compliance with board standards. A person shall not keep or use animals for experimental purposes unless registered to do so by the department.

MI - Research - Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals


(Rescinded in 2014) This set of regulations establishes a state-level mandatory registration program for all research facilities that use live animals for scientific research and sets minimum standards of care for research animals. The Bureau of Laboratories if responsible for registering and inspecting all research facilities that conduct experiments on animals to ensure compliance with the agency's regulations and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Facilities that fail to maintain substantial compliance with the rules may have their registration revoked; without state registration research facilities cannot legally maintain or use animals for scientific research purposes.

MI - Running at Large - Chapter 433. Animals Running at Large. This chapter of Michigan laws deals with animals running at large. In Michigan, an owner cannot allow an animal (defined here as cattle, horses, sheep, swine, mules, burros, or goats) to run at large. In addition, a person that is not the owner of the animal cannot willfully and knowingly allow the animal to run at large. Any person who allows an animal to run at large will be guilty of a misdemeanor. Law enforcement is authorized to take possession of any animal that is running at large. Once the animal is in possession of law enforcement, the owner of the animal must be notified or a notice must be placed in the newspaper within 30 days.
MI - Service Animal - Chapter 750. Michigan Penal Code. The Michigan Penal Code.


This statute outlines the penalty for the intentional physical harm or interference with a police dog or horse.  The statute provides for a misdemeanor in the case of interference to the animal and a five-year felony where the animal was killed or seriously physically injured.  If the interference was committed during the commission of another felony, then the penalty rises to a potential two-year imprisonment.

MI - Service Animal - Chapter 750. Michigan Penal Code. The Michigan Penal Code.

This statute makes it a misdemeanor to (1) willfully and maliciously assault, beat, harass, injure, or attempt to assault, beat, harass, or injure a service animal that he or she knows or has reason to believe is a service animal used by a person with a disability; or (2) willfully and maliciously impede or interfere with, or attempt to impede or interfere with, duties performed by a service animal that he or she knows or has reason to believe is a service animal used by a person with a disability. Violation is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

MI - Statute of Limitations -Chapter 58. Limitation of Actions


This Michigan statute outlines the statute of limitations for injuries to persons or property.  Under the statute, actions for malpractice have a two-year statute of limitation.

MI - Transgenic and Nonnative Organisms - Chapter 324.Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act

The following Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act sections lists which transgenic and non-native organisms are either restricted or prohibited in the state of Michigan. In addition to listing a species as prohibited or restricted, the statute also grants authority to the Commission of Natural Resources (for all species except insects or plants) and to the Commission of Agriculture (for insect and plant species only) to add or delete an organism from either list. The statute also provides exceptions—with qualifications—to possessing a restricted or prohibited species; provisions in which a person can introduce a prohibited or restricted species; and circumstances in which a person is not considered to be in possession of a restricted or prohibited species.

MI - Trapping - Chapter 324. Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.


These sections describe the regulations for trapping for furs, hides and pelts. This includes the requirement for a fur dealer's license and for a monthly report of all pelts on hand.

MI - Veterinary - Chapter 333. Health. Public Health Code


These are the state's veterinary practice laws.  Among the provisions include licensing requirements, laws concerning the state veterinary board, veterinary records laws, and the laws governing disciplinary actions for impaired or incompetent practitioners.

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