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A Bill that was fast-tracked through the PA House of Representatives, Senate and signed by Governor Wolf is not what it claims to be. The statements to the media by its sponsors imply that it is only a restructuring of existing Cruelty Laws and some increase in the category of some of those offenses (i.e. from a summary offense to third degree misdemeanor). While those elements are in the House Bill 1238, there are also some troubling provisions in it that are not part of current PA Law.  This new Law is a disaster for anyone who values their Liberty and Rights.

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Last Chance to Comment.  HB39 is before the House Judiciary Committee for a second reading.  It is imperative that you contact committee members to let them know they must address our concerns.  

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PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 3772, 4030               PRINTER'S NO. 4327 

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIAHOUSE BILL No. 2532 Session of 2008       

INTRODUCED BY CALTAGIRONE, SHIMKUS, SANTONI, ADOLPH, BELFANTI, BENNINGTON, BEYER, BRENNAN, BUXTON, CAPPELLI, CARROLL, CASORIO, CIVERA, CRUZ, DALEY, J. EVANS, FABRIZIO, FRANKEL, GALLOWAY, GIBBONS, GOODMAN, GRUCELA, HARPER, JAMES,W. KELLER, KILLION, KOTIK, KULA, LENTZ, MAHER, MANDERINO, MARSHALL, MELIO, MOYER, MUSTIO, D. O'BRIEN, M. O'BRIEN, O'NEILL, PAYNE, PAYTON, PRESTON, RAYMOND, READSHAW, ROCK, RUBLEY, SCAVELLO, SIPTROTH, K. SMITH, M. SMITH, SOLOBAY, STURLA, SWANGER, J. TAYLOR, TRUE, WALKO, WATSON, J. WHITE, MICOZZIE, MAHONEY, YOUNGBLOOD, COHEN, DeLUCA, McCALL, EACHUS, HARKINS, HARHAI, McILVAINE SMITH, GINGRICH, SAMUELSON, DALLY, MANN, CONKLIN, THOMAS, SHAPIRO, PETRONE, HORNAMAN, R. TAYLOR, KORTZ, SAINATO, VULAKOVICH AND LEACH, MAY 14, 2008        

AS AMENDED ON SECOND CONSIDERATION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

AN ACT     

1  Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania    

2     Consolidated Statutes, further providing for cruelty to    

3     animals.     

4     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania    

5  hereby enacts as follows:    

6     Section 1.  Section 5511(h) and (h.1) of Title 18 of the    

7  Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended and the section    

8  is amended by adding a subsection to read:    

9  § 5511.  Cruelty to animals.   

10     * * *   

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H2532 of 2008 is now H 39 of 2009.  The language is unchanged from the old version.  It is available at HB 39 Text.

I sent Caltagirone's staff a memo outlining changes required t bring the law into line with constitutional protections and to make the section on ear cropping at least parallel to the other sections.  None showed up in the bill as submitted.

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