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Animal Cruelty Penalties

In Brief: Animal cruelty compromise reached, no felony for repeat offenders

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Alt = Wyoming animal cruelty bill reaches compromise

By Cowboy State Daily A compromise was reached Wednesday on a bill that was originally intended to create a felony penalty for animal cruelty. However, the bill no longer contains any language regarding the enhanced penalty for repeat offenders of animal cruelty laws. HB 235 originally would have made anyone convicted of animal abuse more…

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Lodging tax clears first full House review

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By Cowboy State Daily A proposal for a statewide lodging tax cleared an early hurdle in Wyoming’s House on Tuesday, while the Senate killed a bill that would have stiffened the penalties for animal cruelty. Representatives, in their first full review of HB 66, agreed to move it forward to a second reading on Wednesday.…

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