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H*4257 (Rat #0509, Act #0430 of 1992) General Bill, By J.L.M. Cromer
    A Bill to amend Section 47-1-40, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to cruelty to animals, ill-treatment of animals generally, and certain penalties, so as to extend application of certain provisions of the Section to all offending persons, increase the penalties, and provide that a first offense violation shall be tried in magistrate's court, to increase the penalty for a person who tortures, torments, needlessly mutilates, cruelly kills, or inflicts excessive or repeated unnecessary pain or suffering upon any animal, or causes these acts to be done, including mandating both fine and imprisonment for committing the crime, rather than merely allowing the imposition of fine and imprisonment, and to provide that this Code Section does not apply to activity authorized by Title 50 (Fish, Game, and Watercraft).-amended title
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01/22/92House Introduced and read first time HJ-12
01/22/92House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-13
03/18/92House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-8
03/25/92House Amended HJ-37
03/25/92House Read second time HJ-38
03/26/92House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-19
03/30/92Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-9
03/30/92Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-9
05/07/92Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-24
05/14/92Senate Amended SJ-201
05/14/92Senate Read second time SJ-201
05/14/92Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-201
05/15/92Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-299
05/21/92House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-63
05/27/92 Ratified R 509
06/02/92 Signed By Governor
06/02/92 Effective date 06/02/92
06/02/92 Act No. 430
06/17/92 Copies available

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