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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Cruelty to Animals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends existing statues relating to treatment of animals, beginning July 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that a person commits cruelty to animals if he or she (Sec. 1):
    • Is the owner or has the charge and custody of any animal and unnecessarily fails to provide it with the proper food, drink, or protection from the weather;
    • Fails to provide the animal with appropriate care in the case of immediate, obvious, or serious illness or injury;
    • Is an animal hoarder; or
    • Owns or operates a puppy mill.
  • Establishes the "cruelty to animals protection account," which will reimburse county law enforcement agencies for eligible expenses regarding animal cruelty cases (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "animal hoarder" as a person who (Sec. 1):
    • Keeps any companion animal in an overcrowded environment; and
    • Displays an inability to recognize or understand the nature of or has a reckless disregard for the conditions under which the companion animal is living and the harmful impact the person has on the animal's health, well-being, and safety.
  • Defines "puppy mill" as a commercial breeding facility with substandard conditions including lack of proper food, drink, protection from the weather, or veterinary care (Sec. 1).
  • Appropriates $50,000 from the general fund to the cruelty to animals protection account (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Cruelty to Animals

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