Bill Summary for H 544 (2021)

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May 11 2021

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House Bill 544 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 13, 2021
AN ACT TO CRIMINALIZE THE ACT OF CAUSING A PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE TO BE PRESENT AT AN EXHIBITION FEATURING ANIMAL FIGHTING.
Intro. by C. Smith, McNeill, Howard, Carter.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 14-362 by removing the proposed additions that (1) made it a Class I felony to own, possess, train, buy, sell, offer to buy or sell, or transport a cock, with intent that the cock be used in an exhibition featuring the fighting of that cock with another cock or another animal; (2) made it a Class 2 misdemeanor to own, possess, buy, sell, transfer, or manufacture cock fighting paraphernalia, as defined, for the purpose of engaging in or otherwise promoting or facilitating the fighting or baiting of a cock; and (3) made each violation of GS 14-362 a separate offense which cannot be merged with any other offense. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 

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