HB0455 (CH0188)

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2017 Regular Session



Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Applicability

Sponsored by:

Delegate Atterbeary


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 188

Synopsis:Clarifying that a person who has charge or custody of an animal and who unnecessarily fails to provide the animal with proper air, proper space, proper shelter, or proper protection from the weather is guilty of violating a specified prohibition against abuse or neglect of an animal; and clarifying that a person who intentionally mutilates, intentionally tortures, intentionally cruelly beats, or intentionally cruelly kills an animal is guilty of violating a specified prohibition against aggravated cruelty to animals.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Atterbeary, Anderson, Chang, Frush, Kramer, McComas, Moon, Morhaim, Parrott, Patterson, Robinson, Sanchez, Sydnor, Turner, and C. Wilson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0790
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
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; Dogs
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(10-604, 10-606)

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November 28, 2017 1:00 P.M.