Governor Wolf Invites Public to Attend Animal Protection Overhaul Bill Signing Animal Welfare, Bill Signing, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf encouraged members of the public to attend a celebration and bill signing for HB 1238, the animal protection and abuse overhaul that updates and clarifies the existing animals abuse statutes and increases the penalties for abusing animals. The event will begin June 28 at 12:30 PM with a special canine advocate “meet and greet” with the official bill signing to follow at 1:00 PM and will take place on the lawn outside the Capitol Building at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street.“Tomorrow is an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians, and animal-lovers everywhere, to celebrate as we officially overhaul the outdated animal abuse laws in the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “This landmark legislation made it to my desk in large part to the dedication and hard work of the public and I truly hope to see every supporter out for the rally.”Starting at 12:30 PM, several special canine advocate guests will be available to mingle with throughout the celebration. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with the following dogs representing the rescue and abuse components of HB 1238:Libre, the rescued dog and canine lobbyist who inspired Libre’s Law;Aladdin, a rescued dog who now serves as a certified therapy and crisis response dog and is a nationally known ambassador for anti-animal cruelty efforts;Cranberry, an abused dog left for dead, now an ambassador for the abused and neglected;Summit, a dog that lost a leg due to cruelty and ambassador for anti-animal cruelty efforts;Bulmers, Representative Frank Farry’s civic-minded pup, the “PA Capitol Dog”The overhaul bill includes:Mandatory Forfeiture, requires that after an animal abuser is convicted, the victims of that abuse will be forfeited to an animal shelterLibre’s Law, increased penalties for heinous animal abuseCordelia’s Law, added protections for horsesTethering stipulationsCivil immunity provided for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and humane society police officers to prevent frivolous lawsuits against these professionals when reporting animal cruelty in good faith June 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
New Delhi: The BCCI will donate Rs 20 crore for the welfare of armed forces in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, where at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed.It has been learnt that BCCI brass plans to invite senior dignitaries from the Indian armed forces (Army, Airforce and Navy) on the day of the IPL opener in Chennai between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23.“Yes, the CoA has sanctioned Rs 20 crore which will be contributed towards the Army Welfare Fund. On the opening day with both Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli being present, the first portion of the said amount will be handed over to one of the dignitaries,” a senior BCCI official privy to the development said.The CoA had decided against having any glittering opening ceremony for the cash-rich event and instead contribute the entire budget for the welfare of armed forces. “The budget of IPL opening ceremony was around Rs 15 crore during the last edition. It was a decision that BCCI will raise it to Rs 20 crore. The amount will be contributed towards Army Welfare Fund as well as National Defence Fund,” he added. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. It was acting president CK Khanna, who had initially proposed to the CoA that a contribution of Rs 5 crore be made in this regard. “I am not aware of the amount that CoA has earmarked for donation. If it is Rs 20 crore, then it is a great news. This is the least we could do for our soldiers,” Khanna said.During the Australia ODI series, the Indian team wore camouflaged army caps as a mark of respect for the armed forces, a gesture that drew mixed reactions from the fans.