Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 128Primary Sponsor: McConnellCommittee Number: 20Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Animals, certain transporting provisionsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental AffairsComputer Document Number: OLDVS/LIBX/2372Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Apr 14, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McConnellType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 128 House Apr 14, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to Committee 128 Senate Apr 09, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 128 Senate Apr 08, 1992 Read second time 128 Senate Apr 06, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 01 128 Senate Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 01 time, referred to Committee 128 Senate Sep 17, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 01 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 6, 1992
S. Printed 4/6/92--S.
Read the first time January 8, 1991.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 128), to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 47-1-200 so as to provide for the Offense of Transporting an animal under inadequate conditions and importing or exporting a dog or cat under eight weeks of age, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JOHN C. LAND, III, for Committee.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 47-1-200 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE OFFENSE OF TRANSPORTING AN ANIMAL UNDER INADEQUATE CONDITIONS AND IMPORTING OR EXPORTING A DOG OR CAT UNDER EIGHT WEEKS OF AGE WITHOUT ITS DAM AND PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 47-1-200. (A) During transportation, an animal must not be confined in one area for more than twenty-four consecutive hours without being adequately exercised, rested, fed, and watered. The time may be extended reasonably when an act of God causes a delay. The animal must be provided adequate space and ventilation.
(B) A dog or cat under eight weeks of age must not be imported or exported without being accompanied by its dam.
(C) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than two hundred nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.