Reference is to Printer's Date 5/30/13-H.
Amend the bill, and if amended, by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION:
/ SECTION __. Chapter 1, Title 47 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
(A) A person shall not pierce or
tattoo a companion animal unless the piercing or tattooing
provides for the identification of the companion animal or the
piercing or tattooing provides a medical benefit to the
(B) A person violating the provisions of subsection (A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(C) Each violation of subsection (A) is deemed a separate offense.
(D) The provisions of this section do not apply to a person who is the owner or possessor of a companion animal that has any piercing or tattooing before the effective date of this section." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.