Cruelty to animals; equines, penalty. (HB593)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Cruelty to animals; equines; penalty. Provides that any person who is convicted of a violation of the animal cruelty statute within five years; maliciously deprives any equine of necessary food, drink, shelter, or emergency veterinary treatment; and, whether through the action leading to the first conviction or the current malicious deprivation, causes the death of the equine, is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2018Committee
01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103800D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB593)
01/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB593)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Tom writes:

This is a small step, but a necessary one, that increases the penalty for repeat offenders. Thank you, Del Gooditis.