SB1026 is a bill that proposes to expand the definition of "racketeering" under Arizona law to include animal fighting and cockfighting. Currently, both animal fighting and cockfighting are classified as class 5 felonies in Arizona, but they are not listed under the racketeering statutes.

The bill would amend section 13-2301 of the Arizona Revised Statutes by adding animal fighting and cockfighting to the list of offenses that constitute racketeering. This change would potentially allow for more severe penalties and broader prosecutorial powers under the state's organized crime and fraud statutes. The bill is set to become effective on the general effective date, with no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 13-2301
Senate Engrossed Version: 13-2301