South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018
Sponsors: Senators Bryant, Hembree, Campbell and Senn
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3243
Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the House on February 14, 2017
Last Amended on April 17, 2018
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Police Dogs and Horses
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
DateBodyAction Description with journal page number
12/13/2016SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
1/10/2017SenateIntroduced and read first time (Senate Journalpage20)
1/10/2017SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journalpage20)
1/26/2017SenateCommittee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journalpage10)
2/8/2017SenateAmended (Senate Journalpage21)
2/8/2017SenateRead second time (Senate Journalpage21)
2/8/2017SenateRoll call Ayes41 Nays0 (Senate Journalpage21)
2/9/2017SenateRead third time and sent to House (Senate Journalpage9)
2/9/2017Scrivener's error corrected
2/14/2017HouseIntroduced and read first time (House Journalpage48)
2/14/2017HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary(House Journalpage48)
2/14/2018HouseCommittee report: Favorable Judiciary(House Journalpage54)
2/20/2018HouseDebate adjourned until Wed., 22118 (House Journalpage12)
2/21/2018HouseAmended (House Journalpage26)
2/21/2018HouseRequests for debateRep(s).Rutherford, Brown, RobinsonSimpson, Henderson, King, Toole, Williams, McKnight, Clyburn, Bennett (House Journalpage26)
3/1/2018HouseDebate adjourned until Tues., 3618 (House Journalpage40)
4/3/2018HouseDebate adjourned until Tues., 41018 (House Journalpage54)
4/11/2018HouseAmended (House Journalpage18)
4/11/2018HouseDebate adjourned until Tues., 41718 (House Journalpage18)
4/17/2018HouseAmended (House Journalpage18)
4/17/2018HouseRecommitted to Committee on Judiciary(House Journalpage19)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
AMENDED--NOT PRINTED IN THE HOUSE
Amt. No. (COUNCIL\CM\6C003.GT.CM18)
April 17, 2018
Introduced by Senators Bryant, Hembree, Campbell and Senn
S. Printed 2/14/18--H.
Read the first time February 14, 2018.
TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-630 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR TEASING, MALTREATING, AND INJURING POLICE DOGS AND HORSES, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO TORTURES, MUTILATES, INJURES, DISABLES, POISONS, OR KILLS A POLICE DOG OR HORSE MAY BE FINED UP TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, MAY BE IMPRISONED FOR UP TO TEN YEARS, MUST PAY RESTITUTION TO COVER THE COST OF RESTORING OR REPLACING THE DOG OR HORSE INJURED OR KILLED, AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE UP TO FIVE HUNDRED HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR AN ANIMAL-RELATED ORGANIZATION OR FOUNDATION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION1.This act may be cited as “Fargo’s, Hyco’s, and Mojo’s Law”.
SECTION2.Section 47-3-630 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
“Section 47-3-630.(A)A person who violates any of the provisions of this article, except for Section 473620,Section 473610 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned notless than thirty days normore than six months, or both.
(B)A person who violates the provisions of Section 473620 is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction,:
(1)must be fined not less than two thousand dollars nor more than five thousandten thousand dollars andor imprisoned notless than one year nor more than fiveten years, or both;
(2)must pay restitution to the appropriate law enforcement agency to cover the full costs of restoring or replacing the dog or horse that was tortured, mutilated, injured, disabled, poisoned, or killed; and
(3)may be required to complete up to five hundred hours of community service for an animalrelated organization or foundation.”
Notwithstanding another provision of law, a person who is seventeen years old or less may not be charged with a violation of Section 47-3-610, 47-3-620, or 47-3-630.
SECTION3.This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.