Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Makes it a Level 6 felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally: (1) strike, torment, injure, or otherwise mistreat a law enforcement animal; or (2) interfere with the actions of a law enforcement animal while the animal is engaged in assisting a law enforcement officer in the performance of the officer's duties. Reconciles substantive and technical conflicts between statutes enacted by the 2013 general assembly concerning criminal law. Makes it a Level 6 felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally: (1) strike, torment, injure, or otherwise mistreat a law enforcement animal; or (2) interfere with the actions of a law enforcement animal while the animal is engaged in assisting a law enforcement officer in the performance of the officer's duties. Reconciles substantive and technical conflicts between statutes enacted by the 2013 general assembly concerning criminal law.