Bill Summaries: H744 EVA'S ACT.

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  • Summary date: Apr 19 2023 - View Summary

    Amends GS 14-360, concerning cruelty to animals, as follows. Expands upon the offense to also make it a Class 1 misdemeanor to deprive an animal of adequate space or to cause any animal to be deprived of the same. Adds and defines the terms adequate space, animal, freedom of movement, extreme weather, lawful hunt, and torture, torment, or cruelly. Adds to the exclusions from the offense under the statute the use of a dog in a lawful hunt. Makes additional clarifying changes. Makes organizational changes so that intentionally and maliciously are separately defined terms. Effective December 1, 2023, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.