Representative Gilda Cobb Hunter Sponsors Bill H 3361 to protect Family Pets from Abuse in Domestic Violence

By Bridget Birchett 11/27/2016

Bill -H 3361  Signed in law by Governor Nikki Haley  June 6, 2014 

Session 120 – (2013-2014)

H*3361 (Rat #0292, Act #0251 of 2014) General Bill, By Cobb-Hunter, Long, Weeks and R.L. Brown
Summary: Domestic Abuse
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AN ORDER FOR PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY PROHIBIT HARM OR HARASSMENT TO PET ANIMALS OWNED, POSSESSED, KEPT, OR HELD BY THE PETITIONER AND OTHER DESIGNATED PERSONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN ORDERING TEMPORARY POSSESSION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, THE COURT MAY ORDER THE TEMPORARY POSSESSION OF PET ANIMALS; TO AMEND SECTION 47-1-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ILL-TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR THE ILL-TREATMENT OF ANIMALS; TO AMEND SECTION 47-1-130, RELATING TO ARREST FOR VIOLATION OF THE LAWS PROHIBITING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS OR OTHER SIMILAR ORGANIZATIONS, FROM MAKING AN ARREST FOR A VIOLATION OF THE LAWS IN RELATION TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; TO AMEND SECTION 47-1-140, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CARE OF ANIMALS AFTER ARREST OF THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE ANIMAL, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES DELETING REFERENCES TO ARRESTS BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXTINGUISHMENT OF A LIEN FOR THE EXPENSES FOR THE CARE AND PROVISION OF ANIMALS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 47-1-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS AND CUSTODY OF ANIMALS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES DELETING REFERENCES TO ORDERS BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 47-1-160 RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE CHAPTER REGARDING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. – ratified title
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01/17/13 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
01/17/13 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 9)
03/19/14 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks
03/20/14 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 7)
03/24/14 Scrivener’s error corrected
03/26/14 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.L.Brown
03/26/14 House Read second time (House Journal-page 38)
03/26/14 House Roll call Yeas-68 Nays-39 (House Journal-page 38)
03/27/14 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 19)
03/27/14 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
03/27/14 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5)
04/25/14 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Allen, Hembree, Shealy, Young
05/21/14 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 12)
05/22/14 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 45)
05/27/14 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21)
05/27/14 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 21)
05/28/14 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 37)
06/03/14 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 86)
06/03/14 House Senate amendment amended (House Journal-page 86)
06/03/14 House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 87)
06/04/14 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 11)
06/05/14 Ratified R 292
06/06/14 Signed By Governor
06/13/14 Effective date 06/06/14
06/16/14 Act No. 251

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