Bill Status of HB4443 99th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM PRO-ARREST-ANIMAL CRUELTY
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Requires a peace officer to arrest without a warrant or issue a notice to appear to any person who violates the cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, animal torture, or animal fighting offenses under the Humane Care for Animals Act, or the sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal or dogfighting offenses under the Criminal Code of 2012. If the person arrested is not the owner of the animal, the peace officer must use reasonable diligence to notify the owner and provide care for the animal until turned over to the owner or owner's agent. Provides for the recovery of cost of care and limited liability for actions taken under the arrest and care provisions. Effective immediately.