Politics & Government

Today at the SC State House: Penalties for hurting police dogs

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.


▪ 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Legislative Breakfast: South Carolina Recyclers' Association, Blatt Room 112

▪ 9 a.m. Senate Corrections and Penology Committee on S.18 and S.176, Gressette Room 209

▪ 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

▪ 9 a.m. Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance Subcommittee on H.3441 and H.3488, Blatt Room 403

▪ 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