HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 159        FILED ON: 1/12/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1367

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul R. Heroux

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to increase the fine for harming a police dog or horse.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

1/12/2015

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

1/28/2015

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

1/21/2015

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

1/23/2015

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

2/3/2015

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 159        FILED ON: 1/12/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1367

By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1367) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to increasing the fine for harming police dogs or horses.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3748 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act to increase the fine for harming a police dog or horse.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Chapter 272 Section 77A. Strike Section 77A and replace it with the following:

Whoever willfully tortures, torments, beats, kicks, strikes, mutilates, injures, disables or otherwise mistreats, a dog or horse owned by a police department or police agency of the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions or whoever, willfully by any action whatsoever, interferes with the lawful performance of such dog or horse shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years or both. Persons violating this section may be arrested without a warrant by any officer qualified to serve criminal process provided said offense is committed in his or her presence.