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S 0105 - Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive instruction on animal cruelty

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Paul Campbell
Last Action: 6/5/2019 - Act No. 43
Senate Committee: ANR
House Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.
04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds a misdemeanor for someone who cruelly tethers an animal.
01.24.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
01.15.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that the governing body responsible for the shelter itself would need to adopt the standard proposed in the bill.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive at least two hours of instruction on animal cruelty every four years.

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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc