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SB 297 - Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty - Key Vote

Utah Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (62-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes it a third degree felony to knowingly torture a companion animal.

Highlights:
- Defines animal "torture" as deliberately causing intense physical pain to an animal in an especially heinous, depraved or cruel manner [sec. 2 (1) (h)]. - Defines "companion animal" as an animal that is either a domestic cat or dog [sec. 2 (1) (c)]. - Exempts customary farming practices and legal hunting and fishing practices from the statuses governing animal cruelty [sec. 2 (9)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes it a third degree felony to knowingly torture a companion animal.

Highlights:
- Defines animal "torture" as deliberately causing intense physical pain to an animal in an especially heinous, depraved or cruel manner [sec. 2 (1) (h)]. - Defines "companion animal" as an animal that is either a domestic cat or dog [sec. 2 (1) (c)]. - Exempts customary farming practices and legal hunting and fishing practices from the statuses governing animal cruelty [sec. 2 (9)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty

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