REFERENCE TITLE: predator control devices; prohibited chemicals
State of Arizona
First Regular Session
Senators Mendez: Dalessandro, Gonzales, Peshlakai, Quezada; Representative Salman
amending section 3‑2401, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to Predatory animals.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 3-2401, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
3-2401. Control of destructive animals and noxious rodents; agreements and cooperation with federal agencies; exceptions; chemical prohibition; definition
A. The director shall cooperate with the animal and plant health inspection service of the United States department of agriculture in the control and destruction or relocation of predatory wildlife, reintroduced predatory wildlife, noxious rodents and related animals that are injurious to livestock, poultry, game, agriculture, other industries and the public health in accordance with organized and systematic plans of the animal and plant health inspection service. For such purposes, the director shall enter into written agreements with the animal and plant health inspection service regarding the methods and procedure to be followed, the extent of supervision to be exercised by the state and federal agencies, respectively, and the use and expenditure of state funds. The director, in cooperation with the animal and plant health inspection service, may also enter into cooperative agreements with other governmental agencies and counties of the state to promote the control and destruction of predatory wildlife, reintroduced predatory wildlife, noxious rodents and related animals.
B. The authority to destroy predatory wildlife, reintroduced predatory wildlife, noxious rodents and related animals does not include big game animals as defined in section 17‑101, except:
1. Bear and mountain lion taken pursuant to section 17‑302.
2. To protect public health and safety.
C. Sodium Fluoroacetate and sodium cyanide may not be used in a predator control device by The department, any governmental agency or county under a cooperative agreement with the department, or any other person in this state.
D. For the purposes of this section, "Predator control device" means:
1. A dispenser designed to propel sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide when activated by an animal.
2. A livestock protection collar designed to release sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide when punctured by an animal.
3. A gas cartridge or other pyrotechnic device designed to emit sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide fumes.
4. Any other means of dispensing sodium fluoroacetate or sodium cyanide, including in capsule form, for wildlife management or other animal control purposes.