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Criminal Law - Cruelty to Animals - Implement of Dogfighting

Sponsored by:

Delegate Lam


In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from possessing, with the intent to unlawfully use, an implement of dogfighting; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; providing a penalty for violation of the Act of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or a fine not to exceed $5,000 or both; providing that each implement of dogfighting possessed in violation of the Act is a separate offense; and authorizing a court to order a specified defendant to participate in and pay for psychological counseling as a condition of sentencing.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Lam, Smith, Atterbeary, Barkley, B. Barnes, Barve, Beidle, Cullison, Ebersole, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Hixson, S. Howard, Jalisi, Lisanti, Long, Luedtke, Malone, McComas, Miele, Moon, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Reznik, S. Robinson, Rose, Rosenberg, Sanchez, Shoemaker, Stein, Turner, Valderrama, Vallario, Waldstreicher, West, B. Wilson, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0283
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Abuse -see also- Child Abuse & Neg.; Elder Abuse & Neg., etc
Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Counselors -see also- Social Workers
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law

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