Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 522 Ì607430vÎ607430 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Criminal Justice (Gruters) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Present subsection (6) of section 828.12, 6 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (7), and a new 7 subsection (6) is added to that section, to read: 8 828.12 Cruelty to animals.— 9 (6) A person who leaves a dog outside and unattended by use 10 of a restraint during a natural disaster commits animal cruelty, 11 a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 12 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both. As used 13 in this subsection, the term: 14 (a) “Natural disaster” means a situation in which a 15 hurricane, tropical storm, or tornado warning has been issued 16 for a municipality or a county by the National Weather Service, 17 or the municipality or county is under a mandatory or voluntary 18 evacuation order. 19 (b) “Restraint” means a chain, rope, tether, leash, cable, 20 or other device that attaches a dog to a stationary object or 21 trolley system. 22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020. 23 24 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 25 And the title is amended as follows: 26 Delete everything before the enacting clause 27 and insert: 28 A bill to be entitled 29 An act relating to cruelty to dogs; amending s. 30 828.12, F.S.; prohibiting a person from restraining a 31 dog outside and unattended during a natural disaster; 32 providing a criminal penalty; providing a fine; 33 defining terms; providing an effective date.