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Senate Bill 0023


Senate Bill 0023

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Animal fighting contests. Defines "baiting" to mean: (1) attacking an animal with violence; (2) provoking an animal; or (3) harassing an animal with another animal; for the purpose of training the animal for or causing the animal to engage in an animal fighting contest. Makes it a Class C felony for a person to do the following: (1) Breed, transfer, or possess an animal for the purpose of baiting the animal or using the animal in an animal fighting contest. (2) Promote or stage a baiting or an animal fighting contest. (3) Allow property to be used to conduct a baiting or an animal fighting contest. (4) Use an animal in a baiting or an animal fighting contest. (5) Attend a baiting or an animal fighting contest. Makes possession of animal fighting paraphernalia: (1) a Class A misdemeanor if the possession is for the purpose of baiting an animal or with the intent to commit certain animal fighting offenses; and (2) a Class C felony if the possession is with the intent to commit certain animal fighting offenses and while also possessing a dog, cock, fowl, hog, or bird bearing an injury consistent with participation in or training for a baiting or an animal fighting contest. Makes neglect of a dependent a Class C felony instead of a Class D felony if the offense involves a violation of the law concerning animal fighting contests. Authorizes the seizure of money
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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