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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3803        FILED ON: 7/25/2013

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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:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3803        FILED ON: 7/25/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3748

By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to increasing the fine for harming police dogs or horses.  The Judiciary. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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.

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