2008 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Delegates Kipke, Ali, Bromwell, Costa, DeBoy, Eckardt, Frank, Frush, Gaines, George, Guzzone, Haddaway, Hubbard, King, Krebs, Kullen, Love, Manno, McComas, McDonough, Montgomery, Murphy, Shewell, Smigiel, and Sossi
Criminal Law - Abuse or Neglect of Animals and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals - Increased Penalties


Increasing the penalties for abuse or neglect of animals and aggravated cruelty to animals; requiring a court to order a person convicted of abuse or neglect of animals or aggravated cruelty to animals to participate in and pay for psychological counseling; and prohibiting a court from suspending any part of a 1-year mandatory minimum sentence for aggravated cruelty to animals.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate James J. King, District 33A
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Mental Health
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 10-604 , 10-606 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered