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HB2163       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO VETERINARY MEDICINE.
Report Title: Veterinary Medicine; Animal Cruelty; Criminal Penalties
Description: Prohibit an animal's owner, and the owner's employees, from performing any surgical procedure, including surgical birth, ear cropping, tail docking, or debarking, without being licensed as a veterinarian. Makes it a class C felony to intentionally or knowingly perform any surgical procedure, including surgical birth, ear cropping, tail docking, or debarking, on a pet animal by any person who is not licensed as a veterinarian. Specifies that accepted veterinary practices and cropping or docking as customarily practiced shall not be considered cruelty to animals in the first degree if performed by a licensed veterinarian. Adds the use of castration bands to neuter pet animals to the offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree.
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Package: None
Current Referral: AGR, JUD
Introducer(s): TAKUMI

Sort by Date Status Text
1/21/2020HPending introduction.
1/23/2020HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2020HReferred to AGR, JUD, referral sheet 5
1/30/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by AGR on Wednesday, 02-05-20 8:35AM in House conference room 312.
2/3/2020HThis measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Wednesday 02-05-20 8:35AM in conference room 312.

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HB2163




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