MD HB405 | 2023 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB1420


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Introduced on January 27 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-01 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishing increased penalties of imprisonment for up to 3 years and a fine not to exceed $5,000 or both for the abuse or neglect of an animal if the abuse or neglect results in the death or euthanasia of the animal; and authorizing the court, as a condition of sentencing a certain defendant, to prohibit the defendant from owning, possessing, or residing with an animal for a period of time determined by the court.

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Criminal Law - Animal Abuse or Neglect - Penalties



2023-02-01HouseHearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-27HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB85 (Crossfiled) 2023-01-30 - Hearing 2/01 at 2:30 p.m.
HB1420 (Carry Over) 2022-02-17 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law10604(n/a)See Bill Text

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