South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 6

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Bryant, Hembree, Campbell and Senn
Document Path: l:\s-res\klb\002hyco.dmr.klb.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3243

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the House on February 14, 2017
Last Amended on February 8, 2017
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Police Dogs and Horses

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/13/2016  Senate  Prefiled
  12/13/2016  Senate  Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural 
                        Resources
   1/10/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 20)
   1/10/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural 
                        Resources (Senate Journal-page 20)
   1/26/2017  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural 
                        Resources (Senate Journal-page 10)
    2/8/2017  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 21)
    2/8/2017  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21)
    2/8/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-41  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 21)
    2/9/2017  Senate  Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 9)
    2/9/2017          Scrivener's error corrected
   2/14/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 48)
   2/14/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 48)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/13/2016
1/26/2017
2/8/2017
2/9/2017

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Indicates Matter Stricken

Indicates New Matter

AMENDED

February 8, 2017

S. 6

Introduced by Senators Bryant, Hembree Campbell, and Senn

S. Printed 2/8/17--S.    [SEC 2/9/17 1:23 PM]

Read the first time January 10, 2017.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-630 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR TEASING, MALTREATING, AND INJURING POLICE DOGS AND HORSES, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO TORTURES, MUTILATES, INJURES, DISABLES, POISONS, OR KILLS A POLICE DOG OR HORSE MAY BE FINED UP TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, MAY BE IMPRISONED FOR UP TO TEN YEARS, MUST PAY RESTITUTION TO COVER THE COST OF RESTORING OR REPLACING THE DOG OR HORSE INJURED OR KILLED, AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE UP TO FIVE HUNDRED HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR AN ANIMAL-RELATED ORGANIZATION OR FOUNDATION.

Amend Title To Conform

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    This act may be referred to and cited as "Hyco's Law."

SECTION    2.    Section 47-3-630 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 47-3-630.    (A)    A person who violates any of the provisions of this article, except for Section 47-3-620, Section 47-3-610 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than six months, or both.

(B)    A person who violates the provisions of Section 47-3-620 is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction,:

(1)    must be fined not less than two thousand dollars nor more than five thousand ten thousand dollars and or imprisoned not less than one year nor more than five ten years, or both;

(2)    must pay restitution to the appropriate law enforcement agency to cover the full costs of restoring or replacing the dog or horse that was tortured, mutilated, injured, disabled, poisoned, or killed; and

(3)    may be required to complete up to five hundred hours of community service for an animal-related organization or foundation."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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