Bill Summary for S 679 (2011-2012)

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Apr 19 2011

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 679 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Intro. by Newton.

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Bill summary

Identical to H 395, filed 3/16/11.

Clarifies that the prohibition against cockfighting in GS 14-362 applies to a rooster, gamecock, or other fighting bird (was, a cock). Provides that owning, breeding, possessing, selling, or training a rooster, gamecock, or other fighting bird with the intent to use the bird in an exhibition featuring the baiting or fighting of that bird with another bird or another animal is a Class I felony. Also provides that a person who manufactures, possesses, promotes, buys, sells, or transports gaffs or slashers, or any sharp implement designed to replace the natural spur of a rooster, gamecock, or other fighting bird, or who uses any device intended to enhance an animal's fighting ability is guilty of a Class I felony. Adds definitions for the following terms: (1) cockfight, (2) fighting bird, (3) gaff, and (4) slasher. Effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.