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2007 House Bill 4550: Increase penalties for certain animal abuse crimes

Public Act 151 of 2007

Introduced by Rep. John Espinoza (D) on March 29, 2007
To establish sentencing guidelines for the crime proposed by House Bill 4551 of abusing two or more animals, or abuse that results in the death of an animal.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 29, 2007
Reported in the House on June 13, 2007
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on June 14, 2007
To establish that the date the bill goes into effect would be Jan. 1, 2008.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 14, 2007
Received in the Senate on June 19, 2007
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2007
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 11, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2007
Received in the House on December 11, 2007
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 20, 2007