Bill Status of HB5978 98th General Assembly
Short Description: ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY
Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
| 12/3/2014||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Animal Abuse Registry Fund. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall create and maintain an animal abuse registry. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older that resides in or is domiciled in this State that has been convicted of cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, or animal torture shall register with the Department of Agriculture within 30 calendar days after the date of conviction to be placed on the animal abuse registry. Failure to register is a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a subsequent violation. Prohibits a registered person from owning a companion animal or being employed at an animal shelter, pound, pet shop, zoo, or other business where companion animals are present.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/14/2014||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond|| 2/14/2014||House||First Reading|| 2/14/2014||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 12/3/2014||House||Session Sine Die|