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The DC Code: § 8-2201 Definitions.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

"Animal Care and Control Agency" means the agency established by § 8- 1802.
"Department" means the District Department of the Environment.
"Director" means the Director of the District Department of the Environment.
"Licensed wildlife rehabilitator" means a wildlife rehabilitator licensed in any state or the District.
"Wildlife" shall include any free-roaming wild animal, but shall not include:
Domestic animals;
Commensal rodents;
Invertebrates; and
"Wildlife control" means to harass, repel, evict, exclude, possess, transport, liberate, reunite, rehome, take, euthanize, or kill wildlife.
"Wildlife control operator" means a person who is licensed to perform wildlife control services under § 8-2204, but shall not include the Animal Care and Control Agency or a property manager as defined by § 47-2853.141.
"Wildlife control services provider" means the operator of a business which involves the charging of a fee for services in wildlife control.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 18-289 , the "Wildlife Protection Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-498, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations and the Environment. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 5, 2010, and November 9, 2010, respectively. Enacted without signature of the Mayor on December 2, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18- 610 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-289 became effective on March 8, 2011. Editor's Notes Former § 8-2201 has been recodified as § 8-2031. DC CODE § 8-2201 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-289, § 2, 57 DCR 11499.)