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HB 2780 - Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

John Fillmore voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (42-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that exempts ranch dogs involved in shepherding or herding livestock from animal protection laws.

Highlights:
  • Defines “cruelty to animals” as certain actions including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Neglect or abandonment;
    • Failure to provide medical attention;
    • Infliction of unnecessary personal injury to the animal;
    • Torture; and
    • Killing the animal.
  • Exempts dogs from protection from the above activities if the activity is directly related to the business of shepherding or herding livestock and is necessary for the safety of a human (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (16-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that exempts ranch dogs involved in shepherding or herding livestock from animal protection laws.

Highlights:
  • Defines “cruelty to animals” as certain actions including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Neglect or abandonment;
    • Failure to provide medical attention;
    • Infliction of unnecessary personal injury to the animal;
    • Torture; and
    • Killing the animal.
  • Exempts dogs from protection from the above activities if the activity is directly related to the business of shepherding or herding livestock and is necessary for the safety of a human (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (43-15) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Gail Griffin (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew G. 'Matt' Heinz (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
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