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HB 281 Animal cruelty; increases penalties.

Introduced by: David B. Albo | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Animal cruelty; penalty. Increases the penalty for a second or subsequent violation of the animal care laws regarding an owner's failure to provide adequate food, adequate water, adequate shelter, and adequate veterinary care from a Class 4 to a Class 2 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation related to adequate space, adequate exercise, and adequate care, treatment and transportation are increased from a Class 4 to a Class 3 misdemeanor. The civil penalty for failure to sterilize a dog or cat adopted from a releasing agency is increased from $50 to $250.


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