law no 553
LAW OF AUGUST 1, 2014
EVO MORALES AYMA
CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA
For the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, it has Sanctioned the following Act:
THE PLURINATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,
D E C R E T A:
HAZARDOUS DOG TENURE REGULATION LAW
FOR CITIZEN SECURITY
ARTICLE 1. (OBJECT). This Law aims to establish a general regulatory framework that
establishes minimum legal conditions for the holding of dangerous dogs.
ARTICLE 2. (PURPOSE). This Law is intended to protect citizen security and
prevent attacks on people, protect their life and physical integrity and property through the prohibition of the possession of dangerous dogs, except compliance with the security measures set out in this Law.
ARTICLE 3. (AMBITO OF APPLICATION). This Law is of mandatory application to all persons
Bolivian and foreign without distinction, who have under their responsibility the possession of a dog called dangerous in this Law, within the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, to restore citizen security.
ARTICLE 4. (DEFINITION).
I. For the purposes of this Law, dangerous dogs are considered to be animals of dangerous breeds of the species
canine, which for its racial typology and for its aggressive nature, size or power of jaw, have the ability to cause death or minor, severe and serious injuries to people.
II. According to Paragraph I of this Article, dangerous dogs are considered, to those belonging to one of the
following races or to their crosses or hybrids:
American Staffordshire Terrier.
American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Pit Bull Terrier.
ARTICLE 5. (DUTIES ON DANGEROUS DOGS). They are the duties of every owner or holder of
Understanding, caring for and protecting your dangerous dog.
Not to exercise ill treatment or cruel acts against your dangerous dog.
Not promoting exploitation, for profit, of dangerous dogs.
Grant living and growing conditions, suitable for dangerous dogs.
Not to abandon a dangerous dog.
Request the authorization to acquire, possess, or hold dangerous dogs.
Register the possession of dangerous dogs.
Comply with security measures for the possession of dangerous dogs.
ARTICLE 6. (TENNCIA).
I. The possession of dangerous dogs for training purposes for assaults, fights and/or
groups for fights and bets is strictly prohibited.
II. The possession of dangerous dogs for for-profit breeding grounds is strictly prohibited.
III. The entry into national territory of any dangerous dog classified in Article 4 of this Law shall be
conditional upon obtaining the breeding license, both by the transferee and by the acquirer.
ARTICLE 7. (EXCEPTION).
The scope of this Law will not govern the dangerous dogs belonging to the Armed Forces and the Bolivian Police.
II. The Armed Forces and the Bolivian Police will have a registration and express regulations for the possession of dogs
dangerous who are under their care, described in Article 4 of this Law, and will be responsible for them.
ARTICLE 8. (AUTHORIZATION AND PARENTING LICENSE). People who have or wish to acquire
a dangerous dog of any of the races described in Article 4 of this Law, must go to the offices of the Bolivian Police to apply for authorization, and to the government Municipal autonomous for the registration and granting of the parenting license.
ARTICLE 9. (AUTHORIZATION).
I. The owner of the dangerous dog must report to the Bolivian Police, to comply with the
a) Being older, credited with your identity card.
b) Not being deprived, by administrative or judicial resolution, to the possession of dangerous dogs or having been
sanctioned with the temporary suspension of the (c) Not having a criminal record, subject to accreditation of the certificate of registration, unless, at the time of the application, the suspension penalty imposed has been fully complied with.
c) Criminal Background Judicial-
d) Other requirements that the Bolivian Police deem necessary.
II. Once the requirements are met, the Bolivian Police will forward the authorization to the municipal autonomous government so that
this instance will issue the corresponding parenting license.
ARTICLE 10. (REGISTER). The owner of the dangerous dog must present before the autonomous government
the following requirements for the registration of dangerous dogs:
Certification of the veterinarian, endorsing the state of health, vaccine antirabies and the sterilization of the animal.
Accreditation of having met the mandatory liability insurance for damage to third parties.
Accreditation of a suitable physical space based on your features.
Municipal Autonomous Governments, will require the collar official, which shall mention the registration number, the name of the dog, the place where it lives and the owner's data; this must be of a resistant material, of a visible size and of a clearly distinguishable colour that ensures safety enough.
Other requirements that municipal autonomous governments consider necessary.
ARTICLE 11. (PARENTING LICENSE).
I. The corresponding municipal autonomous governments must register and regulate the breeding of dangerous dogs,
contemplating the following requirements:
1. The parenting license will have a validity period of two (2) years, and can be renewed for periods
successive periods of equal duration and will contain information from the animal's periodic control, its infractions and/or penalties to the owner.
2. The municipal autonomous governments, at the time of granting the breeding license, will incorporate a microchip
subcutaneous identification of the dangerous dog.
3. In case the dangerous dog is moved from one municipality to another, a new breed licence must be processed.
II. It will be the responsibility of the owner or holder, that the dangerous dog carries on a mandatory and permanent basis the
official collar and complies with all the requirements set out in Paragraph I of this Article.
ARTICLE 12. (SECURITY MEASURES).
I. For the presence of dangerous dogs in places or public spaces, the responsible person will be required to drive and
control, take the dangerous dog's parenting license with them.
II. The owner or manager can only drive one dangerous dog at a time, with proper and controlled muzzle with
chain or non-extensible strap.
III. Failure to comply with this Article will merit the kidnapping of the dangerous dog, and the penalty will be imposed on the owner by the municipal autonomous government.
ARTICLE 13. (OF COMPULSORY INSURANCE).
The owner or manager of the dangerous dog referred to in Article 4 of this Law, must acquire mandatory liability insurance for damage to third parties, the purpose of which is to provide uniform coverage and only medical expenses for minor, serious and serious injuries, and compensation for the death of any individual person who is a victim of the dangerous dog attack.
II. The mandatory liability insurance for damage to third parties will have a period of validity of one (1) calendar year, renewable while the dangerous dog is alive; the start and end dates of this period, will be the same for all contractors.
III. The insurance may be contracted to any insurance entity that subscribes to the single liability policy for
damage to third parties, expressly authorized by the Pension and Security Control and Control Authority, for
IV. The insured capital of health care responsibility, will have coverage of up to thirty-two (32) wages
national minimums, and the insured capital of death liability will have a cover not less than 40 (40) national minimum wages.
ARTICLE 14. (RESPONSIBILITY). This Law does not exclude the owner of the dangerous dog, from the
civil and/or criminal liability that is imposed on the court by executing a sentence.
ARTICLE 15. (RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIAL ENTITIES).
I. For the effective implementation of the object of this Law, the autonomous municipal and indigenous governments of the country
peasants, have the responsibility to regulate the corresponding specific rules, according to this Law, to through the legal instruments that the current regulations empower them.
II. The municipal autonomous governments, may include other races to the list established in Article 4 of this Law.
III. municipal self-employed persons, may include other methods of identification of animal to be added to
those set out in this Law.
IV. Municipal autonomous governments, under specific rules, will be responsible for determining which veterinary physicians
will be able to certify the vaccine anti-rabies and the sterilisation of the canine species laid down in this Law; the owner must also acquire the collar, microchip and muzzle of the authorised veterinary surgeons, in order for this entity to register and extend the licence raising the dangerous dog.
FIRST . The Article 270 bis. is created and incorporated into the Criminal Code under the following text:
Article 270 Bis. (SERIOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY ANIMALS).
I. Who by action or omission will be guilty of the aggression of any animal under their tenure or
custody, and because of this it will derive some of the consequences noted in Article 270 of this Code, II. Will be sanctioned with seclusion from two (2) to four (4) years and will be permanently disabled for the holding of these animals.
. If as a result of the aggression, the injury will cause the victim to die, the penalty will be five (5) to ten (10) years imprisonment.
. In case the owner does not comply with the obligation to cover, medical assistance and compensation
economic for sequels to the victim, the penalty will be aggravated by a third?
I. The municipal autonomous governments will regulate and enforce within the maximum period of six (6) months
computables from the publication of this Law.
II. The municipal autonomous governments, for the purpose of giving know their reach, they will be in charge of socializing the present
REPEAL AND ABROGATORY PROVISION
UNICA. All provisions contrary to this Law are repealed and abrogated.
Remit to the Executive Body, for constitutional purposes.
In the Chamber of Sessions of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, at eleven days of July two
thousand fourteen years.
Fdo. Eugenio Rojas Aapza, Marcelo William Elio Chavez, Efrain Condori Lopez, Roxana Camargo Fernandez, Carlos Aparicio Vedia, Angel David Cortes Villegas.
Therefore, it was enacted to be implemented as a Law of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
Palace of Government of the city of La Paz, on the first day of August of the year two thousand fourteen.
FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, Juan Ramon Quintana Taborga, Jorge Perez Valenzuela, Ruben Aldo Saavedra
Soto, Juan Carlos Calvimontes Camargo, Claudia Stacy Peña Claros, Amanda Davila Torres.