2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1469
Sponsored By:
Senators Simonaire, Astle, Benson, Brochin, Conway, Currie, Dyson, Edwards, Ferguson, Gladden, Glassman, Jacobs, Jennings, Jones-Rodwell, King, Kittleman, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Montgomery, Peters, Pinsky, Pipkin, Pugh, Raskin, Reilly, Robey, Rosapepe, Shank, Stone, and Young
Criminal Law - Aggravated Animal Cruelty - Bait Dogs


Prohibiting a person from using or allowing a dog to be used as a bait dog; prohibiting a person from possessing, owning, selling, transporting, or training a dog with the intent to use the dog as a bait dog; requiring a dog that is used in a dogfight or as a bait dog to be removed from the possession of the owner and not returned except under specified circumstances; and making the Act an emergency measure.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Rules Suspended for late introduction (Senator Simonaire) Adopted
Referred Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Bryan W. Simonaire, District 31
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Senator James Brochin, District 42
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Roy P. Dyson, District 29
Senator George C. Edwards, District 1
Senator Bill Ferguson, District 46
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Barry Glassman, District 35
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator J. B. Jennings, District 7
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, District 44
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Allan H. Kittleman, District 9
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator E. J. Pipkin, District 36
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Edward R. Reilly, District 33
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator Christopher B. Shank, District 2
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6
Senator Ronald N. Young, District 3

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Emergency Bills
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 10-607 )


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