Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

HB 1615 - Increases Penalties for Animal Abuse - Indiana Key Vote

Chris May voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Chris May made in this general time period.

Timeline

Issues Related to HB 1615

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Animal Abuse

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (92-0) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Animal Abuse

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (48-0) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Animal Abuse

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-13) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Increases Penalties for Animal Abuse

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases penalties for animal abuse.

Highlights:
  • Amends the language in the definition of “domestic or family violence” against animals by switching the word “beating” to “abusing” (Sec. 1-2).

  • Defines “abuse” as knowingly or intentionally beating, tormenting, injuring, or otherwise harming an animal, and includes the destruction of an animal by any means other than humane euthanasia if the person who destroys the animal is a humane society, an animal control agency, or a governmental entity operating an animal shelter or other animal impounding facility (Sec. 8).

  • Defines “humane euthanasia” as the humane destruction of an animal using sodium pentobarbital or a derivative, administered in a manner that causes painless loss of consciousness and death, and does not include methods involving the use of carbon monixide, carbon dioxide, or any nonanesthetic inhalant (Sec. 8).

  • Expands the definition of “torture” to include destroying an animal by electrocution, and intentionally freezing or heating an animal to death (Sec. 8).

  • Classifies knowingly or intentionally destroying or authorizing the destruction of an animal by putting the animal in a decompression chamber and reducing the pressure of or the oxygen content as a Class B misdemeanor (Sec. 11).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Animal Abuse

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top