HB1212 - ANIMAL NEGLECT - Dougherty, Patrick
HB1212 EXPANDS DEFINITION OF ANIMAL NEGLECT.
Sponsor: Dougherty, Patrick (67) Effective Date: 00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number: 3040-01
Last Action: COMMITTEE: AGRICULTURE
01/29/96 - Reported Do Pass (H)
HB1212
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BILL SUMMARIES

COMMITTEE

HB 1212 -- ANIMAL NEGLECT

SPONSOR:  Dougherty

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on
Agriculture by a vote of 18 to 8.

The bill expands the definition of animal neglect by removing
the requirement that the custodian or owner of the animal who
fails to provide adequate care or control, including knowingly
abandoning an animal in any place without making adequate
provisions for its care, must have caused substantial harm to
the animal.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill provides a technical
modification to current law to allow enforcement of animal
abandonment as a type of neglect.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Dougherty; and
Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Roland Tackett, Research Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1212 -- Animal Neglect

Sponsor:  Dougherty

The bill expands the definition of animal neglect by removing
the requirement that the custodian or owner of the animal who
fails to provide adequate care or control, including knowingly
abandoning an animal in any place without making adequate
provisions for its care, must have caused substantial harm to
the animal.


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