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2017 House Bill 4332: Increase animal cruelty penalties
Introduced by Rep. Tommy Brann (R) on March 8, 2017
To authorize up to seven years in prison for certain “aggravated” animal cruelty crimes, and up to 10 years for killing or torturing an animal with the intent to impose control over or cause mental suffering to a person. The bill would also extend the current animal cruelty law's other provisions to breeders and pet shops.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on March 8, 2017
Reported in the House on May 30, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Tommy Brann (R) on November 9, 2017
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 9, 2017
Passed 92 to 15 in the House on November 29, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To authorize up to seven years in prison for certain “aggravated” animal cruelty crimes, and up to 10 years for killing or torturing an animal with the intent to impose control over or cause mental suffering to a person. The bill would also extend the current animal cruelty law's other provisions to breeders and pet shops.
Received in the Senate on December 5, 2017
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 5, 2017
Reported in the Senate on January 18, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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