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New Jersey Statutes - Title 4 Agriculture and Domestic Animals - 4:22-11.1 Definitions relative to prevention of cruelty to animals.

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4:22-11.1. Definitions relative to prevention of cruelty to animals.
     1.     As used in this chapter:

     "Agent" means a member duly appointed as an agent by the board of trustees of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who, upon recommendation of the Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is empowered to issue summons and direct humane law enforcement officers to make arrests and enforce all laws and ordinances enacted for the protection of animals, and to investigate alleged acts of cruelty to animals;

     "Humane law enforcement officer" means an agent authorized and appointed by the board of trustees of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and duly commissioned by the Superintendent of State Police in accordance with the provisions of sections 9 and 10 of P.L.2005, c.372 (C.4:22-11.9 and C.4:22-11.10), to possess, carry, or use a firearm while enforcing any law or ordinance for the protection of animals while on duty or on call, and who has satisfactorily completed the firearms training course approved by the Police Training Commission and other qualifications and training courses required pursuant to P.L.2005, c.372 (C.4:22-11.1 et al.); and

     "Member" means a person who has been granted membership in a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

     L.2005,c.372,s.1.

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