2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 336
Sponsored By:
Senators Colburn and Mathias
Criminal Law - Animal Cruelty - Assignment and Costs of Animal


Requiring a court to order a defendant convicted of a specified charge of animal cruelty, as a condition of sentencing, to assign ownership of a specified animal to the agency or organization that confiscated the animal for disposal at the discretion of that agency or organization and to pay, in addition to any other fines and costs, all reasonable costs incurred in removing, feeding, housing, treating, or euthanizing an animal confiscated from the defendant.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 10-606 , 10-607 , 10-608 )


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