If you have abused an animal don't expect to own a pet anytime soon, a proposed bill in Colorado would ban convicted animal abuser from owning babysitting or living with an animal for 10 years.

HB19-1092, would prohibit adults and juveniles convicted of misdemeanor animal abuse from “owning, possessing, caring for, or residing with an animal of any kind” for five years. The ban would increase to 10 years for people convicted of felony animal abuse.

If passed, anyone found violating the bill would face a $5,000 fine for the first offense and $10,000 for the second.

The bill is scheduled for its first hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on tomorrow.

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