SB 73 Modifies the crime of animal neglect
Sponsor: Justus
LR Number: 0583S.01I Fiscal Note: 0583-01
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/26/2007 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 73 - Under current law, a person is guilty of the crime of animal neglect when failing to provide adequate care or control of an animal in his or her ownership or custody. This act requires that such failure to provide adequate care or control be done negligently and removes the requirement that an animal be substantially harmed during the commission of the crime. The act also modifies the penalty that may be imposed for violating this act.

This act is identical to HB 157 (2007) and HB 1497 (2006) and similar to HB 253 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES