Chapter 26


An Act concerning rabid mammals; repealing K.S.A. 47-125.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) As used in this section, ``exposed to rabies'' means a bite, scratch or abrasion by a known or suspected rabid mammal, or open wound or mucous membrane contact with the saliva or brain tissue from a known or suspected rabid mammal.

(b) Any law enforcement officer or local health officer, upon private or public property, may take up any mammal which has exposed to rabies a person or other mammal.

(c) The mammal shall be managed in a manner as described in rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of health and environment.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 47-125 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved March 21, 1996.