SB 1147 Companion animals; changes penalty to Class 6 felony for cruelty to animals.
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Summary as introduced:
Cruelty to animals; companion animals; penalty. Changes from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for torturing or willfully inflicting inhumane injury or pain to a companion animal, defined as a domestic or feral dog, domestic or feral cat, nonhuman primate, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit not raised for human food or fiber, exotic or native animal, reptile, or exotic or native bird. Current law requires that the animal die as a direct result of the torture or cruelty and that the companion animal is a dog or cat before the violation is a Class 6 felony.

Full text:
01/09/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102430D  pdf | impact statements
01/19/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104516D-S1  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/09/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102430D
01/09/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/17  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (9-Y 5-N)
01/19/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104516D-S1
01/19/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/31/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)