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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Equine cruelty. Makes depriving a horse or other equine animal of necessary food or water a Class A misdemeanor if the deprivation results in severe malnutrition, severe dehydration, or the death of the animal, and increases the penalty to a Class D felony for a second or subsequent offense. Permits a court to permanently prohibit a person convicted of equine cruelty from possessing an equine animal, makes the knowing or intentional violation of a court order prohibiting a person from possessing an equine animal a Class D felony, and increases the penalty to a Class C felony for a second or subsequent offense.