Governor Bentley to sign bill related to crimes against police animals

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will sign HB259 into action on Wednesday afternoon at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery.

The bill, which makes it a crime to harass, interfere, assault or injure a police animal, a search and rescue animal or the handlers of the animals, passed the Alabama Senate on May 20, 2013.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Paul DeMarco (R-Homewood).

It was first introduced on February 12 and passed the State House of Representatives on April 25.

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