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Increase Penalty Cruelty Police And Service Animals

Concerning changes to monetary penalties for the offense of cruelty to animals for working animals that are used in connection with governmental entities.
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act increases monetary penalties for cruelty and aggravated cruelty to service animals, certified police working dogs, and police working horses.

APPROVED by Governor June 2, 2023

EFFECTIVE June 2, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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