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S 0923 - Increases punishment for injuring or killing a police dog or horse

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Kevin Bryant
Last Action: 5/18/2016 - House - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.28.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.07.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Select subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment sets the minimum fine for a conviction at $10,000 and upon conviction requires up to 500 hours of community service with an animal-related organization.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows fines up to $30,000, imprisonment and payment of restitution or replacement for torturing, mutilating, injuring, disabling or killing a police dog or horse.


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S 0923 General Bill, By Bryant
Summary: Hyco's Law
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-630 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO POLICE DOGS AND HORSES, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO TORTURES, MUTILATES, INJURES, DISABLES, POISONS, OR KILLS A POLICE DOG OR HORSE MAY BE FINED UP TO THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, MAY BE IMPRISONED FOR UP TO TEN YEARS, MUST PAY RESTITUTION TO COVER THE COST OF RESTORING OR REPLACING THE DOG OR HORSE INJURED OR KILLED, AND MUST PARTICIPATE IN ANIMAL-RELATED COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR ONE YEAR IN ADDITION TO OTHER PENALTIES.
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12/02/15Senate Prefiled
12/02/15Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
01/13/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 32)
01/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 32)
04/28/16Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 24)
04/29/16 Scrivener's error corrected
05/11/16Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 42)
05/11/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 42)
05/11/16Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 42)
05/12/16 Scrivener's error corrected
05/12/16Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 12)
05/18/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 61)
05/18/16House Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 61)



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