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CS/HB 851: Animal Cruelty

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Moskowitz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Dudley ; Edwards ; Gaetz ; Harrell ; Metz ; O'Toole ; Patronis ; Pilon ; Stewart ; Torres

Animal Cruelty; Specifies that person who commits multiple acts of animal cruelty against one animal or acts of animal cruelty against multiple animals may be charged with separate offense for each such act of animal cruelty; specifies that person who owns or has custody or control of any animal & fails to act commits aggravated animal cruelty if certain injuries or death result; prohibits specific acts relating to dyeing or artificially coloring certain animals; prohibit selling, offering for sale, or giving away as merchandising premiums specified fowl or rabbits to be used as pets, toys, or retail premiums; provides exceptions; including illegal animal fighting or baiting as offense within definition of "racketeering activity" for purposes of Florida RICO Act.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 7/1/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-245
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/18/2013 House • Filed
2/28/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 86
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 86
3/8/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 03/12/13, 10:00 am, 404 HOB
3/12/2013 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 243
3/13/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 240
3/15/2013 House • Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 270
3/26/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/28/13, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
3/28/2013 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 373
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 373
4/1/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/03/13, 8:30 am, 404 HOB
4/3/2013 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 414
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 415
4/15/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/13
4/17/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 625
• Amendment(s) adopted (624529) -HJ 625
• Read 3rd time -HJ 625
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 625
4/18/2013 Senate • In Messages
4/19/2013 Senate • Referred to Agriculture; Criminal Justice -SJ 510
4/23/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 510
4/25/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Agriculture; Criminal Justice -SJ 611
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 611
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 504 -SJ 611
• Read 2nd time -SJ 611
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 693
• CS passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 0 -SJ 693
4/29/2013 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 967
6/17/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/28/2013 • Approved by Governor
7/1/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-245