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Gov. DeSantis signs police K-9 protection bill into law

Posted at 5:17 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 17:17:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It was a busy Wednesday morning for Governor Ron DeSantis.

He signed Senate Bill 96 into law. The bill increases the penalty from a third degree felony to a second degree felony for harming a police canine or horse.

The crime will be punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

The bill will become law on October 1.