Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 200
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/01/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Gibson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Protecting Animal
    6  Welfare and Safety Act” or “P.A.W.S. Act.
    7         Section 2. Section 828.075, Florida Statutes, is created to
    8  read:
    9         828.075 Animals in unattended motor vehicles.—A person who
   10  intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly confines an animal in an
   11  unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the
   12  health or well-being of the animal due to heat, cold, lack of
   13  adequate ventilation, lack of food or water, or other
   14  circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause
   15  suffering, disability, or death of the animal commits a
   16  misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
   17  775.082 or s. 775.083.
   18         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
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   21  And the title is amended as follows:
   22         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   23  and insert:
   24                        A bill to be entitled                      
   25         An act relating to animals confined in unattended
   26         motor vehicles; providing a short title; creating s.
   27         828.075, F.S.; prohibiting a person from confining an
   28         animal in an unattended motor vehicle under certain
   29         circumstances; providing a criminal penalty; providing
   30         an effective date.