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2007 House Bill 4551: Increase penalties for certain animal abuse crimes

Public Act 152 of 2007

Introduced by Rep. John Espinoza (D) on March 29, 2007
To increase the penalties for abusing animals in cases of multiple animals, or when the abuse results in the death of an animal. The current penalty is up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The penalties for the newly defined crime would be between one and four years in prison and a fine of between $2,000 and $5,000, depending on the number of animals involved. The bill also authorizes consecutive sentences.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 29, 2007
Reported in the House on June 13, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 14, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that clarifies various provisions of the existing statute.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 14, 2007
Received in the Senate on June 19, 2007
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2007
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 11, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2007
To increase the penalties for abusing animals in cases of multiple animals, or when the abuse results in the death of an animal. The current penalty is up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The penalties for the newly defined crime would be between one and four years in prison and a fine of between $2,000 and $5,000, depending on the number of animals involved. The bill also authorizes consecutive sentences .
Received in the House on December 11, 2007
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 20, 2007

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