Petition Update

State Rep. Bruce Ayers, D-Quincy is APPALLED by this crime!

jayne cvetanoski
Newcastle, NSW

Sep 21, 2013 — ARE YOU APPALLED BY THIS ANIMAL CRUELTY?
Appalled by the incident, state Rep. Bruce Ayers, D-Quincy, renewed his call Friday to toughen penalties for those convicted of animal cruelty. The current law, enacted in 2004, says animal cruelty is a felony and those convicted could face up to five years in prison, jail time, or a fine of up to $2,500.
Ayers, who filed his amendment to the animal cruelty law in January, wants to increase the fine to $5,000 and require that the fine be levied on top of a prison or jail sentence, instead of in lieu of a sentence.
INFORMATION LINKS:
Contact Rep Bruce Ayers.
https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/BJA1
State House
Room 167
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2230
Email:Bruce.Ayers@mahouse.gov

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H1182
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter266/Section112

Member Profile - Bruce J. Ayers
Member Profile - Bruce J. Ayers
By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 653) of Bruce J. Ayers and Nick Collins for the establishment of a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the long term management and maintenance of certain harbor islands. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
https://malegislature.gov