FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1153
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ROBB (Sponsor), MOORE, SATER, SMITH (150), JONES (117), CUNNINGHAM (86), HOBBS, ROORDA, RUZICKA, BURNETT, DARROUGH, BROWN (50) AND NIEVES (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 16, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 575.353, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the crime of assault on a police animal, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 575.353, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 575.353, to read as follows:
575.353. 1. A person commits the crime of assault on a police animal when such person knowingly attempts to kill or disable or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to a police animal when that animal is involved in law enforcement investigation, apprehension, tracking, or search, or the animal is in the custody of or under the control of a law enforcement officer, department of corrections officer, municipal police department, fire department or a rescue unit or agency.
2. Assault on a police animal is a class [C misdemeanor] D felony.