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Criminal Law - Animal Abuse - Penalties and Restitution

Sponsored by:

Delegate Carozza


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from committing specified abusive acts involving 10 or more animals; establishing penalties of up to $2,500 or up to 3 years imprisonment for violation of the Act; authorizing a court to order a person convicted or found to have committed a delinquent act to pay restitution to specified entities for expenses incurred as a result of the violation; authorizing a court to order a minor convicted or found deliquent under the Act, the minor's parent, or both to pay specified restitution under specified circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Carozza, Adams, Anderton, Arentz, Aumann, Carey, Folden, Ghrist, Kipke, Kittleman, Korman, Kramer, Krebs, Malone, Mautz, McComas, Metzgar, A. Miller, Otto, Pena-Melnyk, Reilly, Rose, Sample-Hughes, Simonaire, Sophocleus, Szeliga, and B. Wilson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0080
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Abuse -see also- Child Abuse & Neg.; Elder Abuse & Neg., etc
Animals -see also- Birds; Dogs
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure
Article - Criminal Law
(10-604, 10-606)

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November 28, 2017 1:01 P.M.