Introduced by Rep. Tommy Brann (R) on March 8, 2017 To authorize up to seven years in prison for certain “aggravated” animal cruelty crimes, and up to 10 years for killing or torturing an animal with the intent to impose control over or cause mental suffering to a person. The bill would also extend the current animal cruelty law's other provisions to breeders and pet shops. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on March 8, 2017
Reported in the House on May 30, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Tommy Brann (R) on November 9, 2017 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 9, 2017