1Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and
3related offenses, further providing for police animals.

4The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
5hereby enacts as follows:

6Section 1. Section 5511.2 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
7Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:

8§ 5511.2. Police animals.

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10(b.1) Aggravating circumstance.--It shall be an aggravating
11circumstance if the offense under subsection (b) is committed
12while the police animal is in the performance of its duty. A
13person who violates the provisions of subsection (b) while the
14police animal is in the performance of its duty commits a felony
15of the first degree.

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2Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.