|Passed by the House February 14, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 23, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1108 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/17/2003. Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.
AN ACT Relating to establishing penalties for harming a police horse; amending RCW 9A.76.200; and prescribing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 9A.76.200 and 1993 c 180 s 2 are each amended to read
(1) A person is guilty of harming a police dog ((
detection dog, or police horse, if he or she maliciously injures,
disables, shoots, or kills by any means any dog or horse that the
person knows or has reason to know to be a police dog or accelerant
detection dog, as defined in RCW 4.24.410, or police horse, as defined
in subsection (2) of this section, whether or not the dog or horse is
actually engaged in police or accelerant detection work at the time of
(2) "Police horse" means any horse used or kept for use by a law enforcement officer in discharging any legal duty or power of his or her office.
(3) Harming a police dog ((
or)), accelerant detection dog, or
police horse is a class C felony.