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SB 1504: Animal Cruelty


Animal Cruelty; Adding state attorneys to the list of entities authorized to file a petition in county court requiring the court to hold a hearing to determine whether an animal owner is able to care for the animal; requiring a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for an act of aggravated animal cruelty; providing that it is a crime to keep an animal in an enclosure without wholesome exercise or exchange of air, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/28/2014 Senate • Filed
    3/5/2014 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 208
    3/10/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 208
    5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice

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  • SB 1504, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/28/2014 at 3:09 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 637 Animal Cruelty Hutson Compare Last Action: 5/2/2014 H Died in Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (ANRS)

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    828.073 Animals found in distress; when agent may take charge; hearing; disposition; sale. Page 1 (pdf)
    828.12 Cruelty to animals. Page 3 (pdf)
    828.13 Confinement of animals without sufficient food, water, or exercise; abandonment of animals. Page 5 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 5 (pdf)

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