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Service Animals - Aggravated Cruelty and False Representation

Sponsored by:

Senator Salling


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Providing that a person who, except in self-defense, intentionally inflicts bodily harm, permanent disability, or death on a service animal is guilty of the felony of aggravated cruelty to animals; prohibiting a person from making a false statement that an animal is a service animal for specified purposes; providing that a violation of the Act is a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a maximum fine of $500; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Salling, Bates, Edwards, Jennings, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Robinson, Waugh, Young, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: SB0264 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
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.
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Self Defense
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
Article - Human Services
(7-701, 7-705.1)

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November 28, 2017 1:11 P.M.