2010 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1299/09 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegate Shank
Criminal Law - Mistreated Animals - Seizure Requirements and Procedures


Requiring the owner or custodian of an animal that is removed from a place because of mistreatment to complete an administrative remedy offered by a local animal control agency or humane society officer; authorizing the officer to 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 House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Judiciary
Hearing 3/25 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 and Sentnc; 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 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered