Please Support SB 626
<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Please support Senate Bill 626</span>
SB 626 is sponsored in part by Senator Richard Alloway II, Chair of PA Game & Fisheries Committee
INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, TARTAGLIONE, FONTANA, KITCHEN, BOSCOLA, FERLO, COSTA, GREENLEAF, HUGHES, LEACH, WILLIAMS, FARNESE, PIPPY, ALLOWAY, WASHINGTON, DINNIMAN, STACK AND MENSCH, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
1 Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
2 Consolidated Statutes, further providing for cruelty to
4 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
5 hereby enacts as follows:
6 Section 1. Section 5511(q) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
7 Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding definitions and the
8 section is amended by adding a subsection to read:
9 § 5511. Cruelty to animals.
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11 (c.1) Use of live animals or fowl for targets at trap shoot
12 or block shoot prohibited.--
13 (1) A person commits a summary offense if that person
14 willfully organizes, operates or conducts a trap shoot or
15 block shoot in which live animals or fowl are used as
17 (2) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to
1 apply to any activity which is authorized or permitted under
2 34 Pa.C.S. (relating to game) or a special permit under 58
3 Pa. Code Ch. 147 (relating to special permits).
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5 (q) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
6 words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
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9 "Fowl." A bird, except game birds as defined and regulated
10 under 34 Pa.C.S. § 102 (relating to definitions).
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12 "Trap shoot" or "block shoot." An event during which
13 participants shoot or attempt to shoot targets that are:
14 (1) launched or otherwise immediately presented to the
15 shooter with electronic or mechanical assistance from a fixed
16 location or locations within a predefined shooting field; or
17 (2) affixed to a rope, chain or other tethering device
18 when presented to the shooter.
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20 Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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