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SB 618: Animal Abuse Registry


Animal Abuse Registry; Cites this act as "Dexter's Law"; creating an animal abuse registry within the Department of Law Enforcement; requiring the clerk of court in the judicial circuit in which a person’s conviction for an animal abuse offense occurred to forward a copy of the judgment document of the conviction and other specified information to the department within a specified timeframe after the date of judgment; requiring that each person registered with the animal abuse registry update his or her registration information each time he or she moves from one residential address to another or, if his or her residential address does not change, annually following the date of his or her first registration; requiring that each person on the registry pay an annual administrative fee to the department; providing that a person who fails to register with the department, fails to update critical information, or fails to pay the annual administrative fee, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Agriculture
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Agriculture (AG)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/20/2011 Senate • Filed
11/2/2011 Senate • Referred to Agriculture; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 53
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 53
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Agriculture