Running For St Jude's Childrens Hospital
Fort Wayne Morning News with Charly Butcher
The Pat Miller Program
Money Talk with Chris Moore
Your Money With Mike
Mutual Fund Show
Fort Wayne Komets
Marketing and Advertising Career
Penny Pitch Application
Indiana Lawmakers Back Police Dog Restitution Bill...
Indiana Lawmakers Back Police Dog Restitution Bill
Created by kblakeslee on 3/20/2013 11:37:37 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indiana lawmakers are backing a proposal that would force anyone convicted of killing or permanently disabling a police dog to pay the cost of replacing the animal.
The Senate voted 42-7 on Tuesday to approve a bill similar to one that the House unanimously backed last month.
The bill's supporters say police departments face spending up to $12,000 to buy and train a dog and that taxpayers shouldn't have to pay to replace one lost because of a criminal act.
Current law makes it a felony punishable by six months to three years in prison to kill or badly injure a police dog, but judges have the option of whether to order the payment of reimbursement cost.
Copyright © 2014 WOWO 92.3 FM | 1190 AM