Happening Now: Ponces Law

The Daytona-Beach News Journal reports that there is a bill pending in Florida that would allow judges to forbid people convicted of animal cruelty to own pets. The bill, called “Ponce’s Law,” named after a Labrador puppy found beaten to death, would allow judges to prohibit people convicted of abusing animals from owning pets. The bill, HB 473, increases the points associated with crimes from 16 to 28, with 44 accumulative points (for all crimes) a likely prison term.