PRINTER'S NO. 44

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


SENATE BILL

No. 32 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY DINNIMAN, BOSCOLA, COSTA, ORIE, PUNT, RAFFERTY,
           O'PAKE, STACK, FERLO AND LOGAN, FEBRUARY 5, 2007

        REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 5, 2007

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
     2     Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the offense of
     3     cruelty to animals.

     4     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     5  hereby enacts as follows:
     6     Section 1.  Section 5511(a) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
     7  Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
     8  § 5511.  Cruelty to animals.
     9     (a)  Killing, maiming or poisoning domestic animals or zoo
    10  animals, etc.--
    11         * * *
    12         (1.1)  A person commits a felony of the third degree if
    13     he willfully and maliciously kills, maims, disfigures,
    14     tortures or administers poison to or exposes any poisonous
    15     substance with intent to administer such poison or poisonous
    16     substance to any domestic animal or domestic fowl that is in
    17     the care, control or supervision of a person or persons who
    18     directly benefit from a protection from abuse order issued

     1     under 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 61 (relating to protection from abuse)
     2     and where the person committing the harm against the domestic
     3     animal or domestic fowl is subject to the protection from
     4     abuse order.
     5     * * *
     6     Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.
















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