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  • NJ A4313
  • Establishes endangerment of a domestic companion animal as an animal cruelty offense.
Introduced
(10/27/2016)
In Committee
(10/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes endangering a domestic companion animal by putting the animal in danger of injury or imminent harm as a petty disorderly persons offense. The bill also provides that a humane law enforcement officer or agent of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, other law enforcement officer, or a certified animal control officer who has probable cause to believe a person has put a domestic companion animal in danger of injury or imminent harm may issue a notice of violation to the person. Finally, the bill provides that a violator would be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $100 for the first offense, and not less than $100 nor more than $200 for the second or subsequent offense, and a civil penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $200.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee  (on 10/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
10/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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