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Introduced Version Senate Bill 552 History

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Senate Bill No. 552

(By Senator Edgell)

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[Introduced March 15, 2005; referred to the Committee

on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-58, relating to making it a crime to knowingly sell an unstable horse.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-58, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
§61-3-58. Sale of unstable horse.

Any person who, knowingly sells an unstable horse without notifying the buyer in writing that the horse is unstable, specifying the horse's dangerous propensities, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars or confined in jail not more than sixty days, or both. For the purposes of this section "unstable horse" means any riding horse which is more than two years old that exhibits dangerous propensities of which the seller is aware, such as kicking, biting or lunging, or which has exhibited an unstable gait on more than three occasions.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a crime to knowingly sell an unstable horse.


This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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