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H 4448 - Fargo and Hyco's Law

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Jonathon Hill
Last Action: 2/4/2016 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Funderburk
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04.21.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the penalties associated with wilfully or maliciously torturing, mutilating, injuring, disabling, poisoning or killing a police dog or horse. 

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H 4448 General Bill, By Hill, Collins, Thayer, Gambrell, Gagnon, Putnam, White, Horne, V.S. Moss, Hosey, Huggins, Ballentine and Funderburk
Summary: Fargo's and Hyco's Law
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT FARGO'S AND HYCO'S LAW; TO AMEND ARTICLE 11, TITLE 47, RELATING TO THE TEASING, MALTREATING, AND INJURING OF POLICE DOGS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH WILFULLY OR MALICIOUSLY TORTURING, MUTILATING, INJURING, DISABLING, POISONING, OR KILLING A POLICE DOG OR HORSE, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-940, RELATING TO A PERSON WITH RECKLESS DISREGARD TO INJURING, DISABLING, OR CAUSING THE DEATH OF A GUIDE DOG OR SERVICE ANIMAL, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-960, RELATING TO A PERSON INTENTIONALLY INJURING, DISABLING, OR CAUSING THE DEATH OF A GUIDE DOG OR SERVICE ANIMAL, SO AS TO MAKE THIS OFFENSE A FELONY RATHER THAN A MISDEMEANOR AND INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
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12/03/15House Prefiled
12/03/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 68)
01/12/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 68)
01/14/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Ballentine
02/04/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Funderburk



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