animal fighting; cockfighting; minors presence
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session
HOUSE BILL 2324
amending title 13, chapter 29, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 13-2910.12; relating to animal fighting.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 13, chapter 29, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 13-2910.12, to read:
13-2910.12. Presence of minor at animal fight or cockfight; classification
a. A PERSON who knowingly causes, allows or assists a minor to attend an animal fight or cockfight or to be present at any place or building where preparations are being made for an exhibition of animal fighting or cockfighting in violation of section 13-2910.01, 13-2910.02, 13-2910.03 or 13-2910.04 is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
b. this section does not preclude the prosecution of the person for any offense based on any act not covered by this section.
Sec. 2. Emergency
This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve the public peace, health or safety and is operative immediately as provided by law.
APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR APRIL 14, 2022.
FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 14, 2022.