2017 Senate Bill 496

Criminalize endangering an animal by leaving it in a vehicle

Introduced in the Senate

June 28, 2017

Introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel (D-23)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

May 30, 2018

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.