2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:22-17.8 - Violations, penalties for failure to provide necessary care.

4:22-17.8 Violations, penalties for failure to provide necessary care.

8. a. A violation of section 2, 4, or 5 of this act shall constitute failure to provide necessary care pursuant to R.S.4:22-17 and R.S.4:22-26, and a violator shall be subject to the applicable penalties set forth in those sections.

b. A person who violates section 3 of this act shall be subject to:

(1) for a first offense, at the discretion of the court, a fine of $100; and

(2) for a second offense, at the discretion of the court, a fine of $200.

For a third or subsequent offense, the offense shall constitute failure to provide necessary care pursuant to R.S.4:22-17 and R.S.4:22-26, and a violator shall be subject to the applicable penalties set forth in those sections.

c. Beginning on the fourth day after the date of issuance of a summons for a violation pursuant to section 7 of this act, each 30-day period that the owner or other person with custody or control of the dog, domestic companion animal, or service animal is still in possession of the animal and fails to comply with the requirements of this act shall constitute a separate offense.

d. A court may, in its discretion, waive or reduce the amount of any fine imposed for any violation of this act upon the violator demonstrating compliance with this act in the manner as may be prescribed by the court.

L.2017, c.189, s.8.

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