The bill that punishes animal abuse will return to the Constitutional Court.
A group of 13 lawmakers signed a new consultation led by legislator and head of Movimiento Libertario Otto Guevara.
In addition to Guevara, Natalia Díaz and José Alberto Alfaro, Carlos Hernández, as well as Rosibel Ramos, Jorge Rodríguez, Aracelli Segura, Juan Marín, Michael Arce, Lorelly Trejos, Paulina Ramírez, Juan Luis Jiménez Succar and Olivier Jiménez signed the document.
Guevara explained that the document has alleged procedural flaws, as well as disproportionate fines and penalties and inaccuracies in the definition of animal.
Lawmakers approved the project in first reading on November 21st with a new text that reduced fines and penalties provided in the original proposal, which was declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court on September 21th.
At that time, the Chamber determined that sanctions were disproportionate.
From this moment, the judges will have one month to resolve the issue, but due to end-of-the-year break, it could last more.