(Updated 11:09 p.m.) In a surprise move Wednesday the House unanimously approved a bill that would ban the private ownership of potentially dangerous animals.

The bill authored as a result of the tragic chimpanzee attack in Stamford sailed through the House and was passed on a consent calendar in the Senate around 11:09 p.m.

The amended bill bans the ownership of primates weighing over 35 pounds, bears, wolves, leopards, and other exotic animals. It also bans the use of computer software to remotely control a firearm to hunt a live animal and allows the state to import reindeer for two months.