Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on April 23, 2009, to increase the penalties for the state “dog law” that mandates licensing for dogs and imposes other dog regulations. Under the bill violations would be a misdemeanor subject to up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. The bill would also increase the penalty for false claims under the law that authorizes reimbursement for livestock killed by a dog. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on April 23, 2009.