Reference is to Printer's Date 5/22/14-S.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 5 in its entirety and inserting:
/ SECTION 5. Section 47-1-140 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 367 of 1998, is further amended to read:
person law enforcement officer
making the arrest, with or without warrant, shall use reasonable
diligence to give notice to the owner of the animals found in
the charge or custody of the person arrested, if the person is
not the owner, and shall care and provide properly for the
animals. The person law enforcement
officer making such the arrest shall
have a lien on the animals for the expense of such care and
provision unless the charge is dismissed or nol prossed or
the person is found not guilty, then the lien is
extinguished. the lien also may be extinguished by an
agreement between the person charged and the prosecuting agency
or the law enforcement agency in custody of the animal.
But if such person making the arrest be an agent of the
South Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
or other society incorporated for that purpose, the provisions
of Section 47-1-120 shall apply in lieu of the provisions of
this section. Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, an animal may be seized preceding an arrest and pursuant to
Section 47-1-150." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.