Bill Status of HB4995 97th General Assembly
Short Description: HUMANE CARE&CRIM CD-PENALTIES
Rep. Tom Cross - Patricia R. Bellock - Mike Bost - Dan Brady
(Sen. Linda Holmes)
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Increases the penalty for teasing, striking, or tampering with police animals, service animals, accelerant detection dogs, or search and rescue dogs from a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense to a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Changes the penalty for aggravated assault of a physically handicapped person or a person 60 years of age or older from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony. Changes the penalty for aggravated battery of a pregnant or physically handicapped person from a Class 3 felony to a Class 2 felony.