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2017 Senate Bill 496: Criminalize endangering an animal by leaving it in a vehicle
Introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on June 28, 2017
To make it a crime to leave an animal in a vehicle in conditions that could cause harm (too hot, too cold, etc.). The bill authorizes penalties starting at 45 days in jail if no harm ensues, and up to five years in prison if the animal dies.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 28, 2017
Reported in the Senate on May 30, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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