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Maryland lawmakers made a push to help end animal suffering across the state, just before the end of this year’s legislative session in an animal cruelty crackdown

The Maryland legislature passed six animal protection bills during the session that ended Monday, according to the Maryland ASPCA.

On the final day of the session, H.B. 1463, which requires veterinarians to report animal cruelty in the same way that doctors or teachers are required to report child abuse, was passed.

Bill Text: MD HB1463 | 2017 | Regular Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Veterinary Practitioners – Animal Cruelty and Animal Fighting – Reporting

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-4)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-04-10 – Returned Passed [HB1463 Detail]

Download: Maryland-2017-HB1463-Engrossed.pdf

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