2011 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 425
Sponsored By:
Delegate Costa
Abuse or Neglect of Animals - Use of Rifle, Handgun, or Other Weapon - Penalties


Prohibiting a person from inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal through the use of a rifle, a handgun, or a specified weapon; establishing a penalty for a violation of the Act; and altering a penalty for a specified offense of abuse or neglect of an animal.

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 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Weapons -see also- Guns

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 4-101 , 4-201 , 10-603 , 10-604 )


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