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2007-2008 Regular Session - SB 16
Animal Fighting Act; change certain provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 4 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions relative to animal protection, so as to change certain provisions relating to inspections, impoundment of animals, and exceptions; to change certain provisions relating to failure to respond, right to hearing, care, and crime exception; to change certain provisions relating to filing a report regarding animal cruelty and immunity; to amend Part 1 of Article 2 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to gambling offenses, so as to change certain provisions relating to dogfighting; to prohibit fighting or baiting and related conduct; to provide for punishments; to define certain terms; to provide a short title; to provide legislative findings and declarations; repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2008 - Effective Date
May/12/2008 - Act 540
May/12/2008 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/11/2008 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/04/2008 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Apr/04/2008 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/02/2008 - House Postponed
Mar/27/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/20/2007 - House Second Readers
Mar/19/2007 - House First Readers
Mar/01/2007 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/01/2007 - Senate Third Read
Feb/28/2007 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/27/2007 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/22/2007 - Senate Recommitted
Jan/10/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/09/2007 - Senate Hopper
Dec/27/2006 - Senate Prefiled
1/22/2007 Withdrawn from Judiciary Committee and committed to Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee in Senate; 4/2/2008 Postponed until 4/4/2008; 4/4/2008 Modified Structured Rule
Apr/04/2008 - Senate Vote #1032Yea(45)Nay(3)NV(3)
Apr/04/2008 - House Vote #1064Yea(162)Nay(1)NV(11)
Apr/04/2008 - House Vote #1063Yea(2)Nay(152)NV(20)
Mar/01/2007 - Senate Vote #120Yea(54)Nay(0)NV(1)
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