2009 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Delegate Shank
Criminal Law - Mistreated Animals - Seizure Requirements and Procedures


Requiring the owner or custodian of an animal who is removed from a place because of mistreatment to complete an administrative remedy offered by a local animal control agency or humane society officer or the officer may petition the District Court for a specified disposition of the animal; authorizing the seizure and removal of an animal from specified property or impoundment on the property if there is probable cause to believe the animal is being mistreated; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Abandoned Property
Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Bonds -see also- County & Baltimore City Bonds; State Bonds.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
District Courts
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Search and Seizure
Signs and Billboards

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 10-615 )


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