Section 107-359; Ord. 19072; Amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to police animals


Ordinance No. 19072                            Council Bill No. B 221-06


     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to police animals; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 16-202.1. Interference with police dog or police horse.

    (a)     A person commits the crime of interference with a police dog or police horse if:

     (1)    Knowing the dog or horse is under the control of a police officer, the person obstructs, interferes with or prevents by any means or method the dog or horse from carrying out the commands of the police officer in charge of the dog, or

     (2)    Knowing a police officer is in charge of a police dog or police horse, the person obstructs, interferes with or prevents by any means or method the police officer from maintaining control of the dog or horse.

    (b)     Interference with a police dog or police horse is a class B misdemeanor.

Sec. 16-202.2. Abuse of a police dog or police horse.

    (a)     A person commits the crime of abuse of a police dog or police horse if the person knowingly kills, assaults, beats, strikes, kicks, mutilates, injures, disables, arouses, angers or excites any police dog or police horse.:

      (1)    While it is caged, kenneled, transported, exhibited or exercised; or

    (2)    While it is discharging or attempting to discharge a lawful command of the police officer in charge of the dog.

    (b)     Abuse of a police dog or police horse is a class A misdemeanor.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 5th day of June, 2006.