What should happen if someone hurts or kills a police dog?
That’s the question the S.C. Senate Animal Welfare Subcommittee will take up today when they consider S.6, a bill that would penalize “teasing, maltreating or injuring” a police dog or horse in the Palmetto State. Under the bill, anyone who “tortures, mutilates, injures, disables, poisons or kills” a police animal would have to pay a $10,000 fine or face up to 10 years in prison.
Elsewhere, the Senate corrections committee will consider a bill to keep unmanned drones away from state prisons.
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▪ 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Legislative Breakfast: South Carolina Recyclers' Association, Blatt Room 112
▪ 9 a.m. House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee, Blatt Room 516
▪ 9 a.m. House Rules Committee, Blatt Room 511
▪ 9 a.m. House Operations and Management Committee, Blatt Room 501
▪ 10 a.m. Senate Animal Welfare Select Subcommittee (Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee) on S.6, Gressette Room 207
▪ 10 a.m. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.137, Gressette Room 105
▪ 10 a.m. Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee, Gressette Room 209
▪ (15 minutes after the House adjourns) Freshmen Caucus, Blatt Room 321