Governor Bentley to sign bill related to crimes against police animals

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370471901&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4085407&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370471901 type=script]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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