PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 161
PRINTER'S NO. 1941
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY STEPHENS, MAHER, B. BOYLE, BROOKS, V. BROWN, CLYMER, D. COSTA, COX, FRANKEL, GOODMAN, HARHAI, HESS, KORTZ, MACKENZIE, MCCARTER, MCNEILL, O'BRIEN, O'NEILL, PICKETT, RAVENSTAHL, READSHAW, ROCK, ROZZI, SCHLOSSBERG, WATSON, WHITE, SCAVELLO, K. BOYLE, SAYLOR, HAGGERTY, CALTAGIRONE, HANNA, DiGIROLAMO, KAVULICH, HARKINS, FARINA, MATZIE, GIBBONS, R. MILLER, SONNEY, DeLUCA, GILLEN, MURT, SIMMONS, GINGRICH, SWANGER, BRADFORD, FARRY, DAVIS, GILLESPIE, TOBASH, DEASY, SANTARSIERO, SAINATO, DAVIDSON, PAINTER AND DENLINGER, JANUARY 17, 2013
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, JUNE 4, 2013
9§ 5511. Cruelty to animals.
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11(h.2) Possession of animal fighting paraphernalia.--<-A person
<-12In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a person
13commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he knowingly owns
14or possesses animal fighting paraphernalia.
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6"Animal fighting paraphernalia." Any device, implement,
7object, facility, space or drug used, or intended to be used,
8for animal fighting, to train an animal for animal fighting or
9in furtherance of animal fighting. <-In determining whether an
10object is animal fighting paraphernalia, a court or other
11authority should consider statements by an owner or by anyone in
12control of the object concerning its use, any prior convictions
13under Federal or State law relating to animal fighting, the
14proximity of the object in time and space to the direct
15violation of this section, direct or circumstantial evidence of
16the intent of the accused to deliver the object to persons whom
17he or she knows or should reasonably know intends to use the
18object to facilitate a violation of this section, oral or
19written instructions provided with or in the vicinity of the
20object concerning its use, descriptive materials accompanying
21the object which explain or depict its use and all other
22logically relevant factors.
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24Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.