House Bill 251

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts ch. 92)
Title AN ACT relating to stray equines.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1147
Sponsor D. Butler
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 259 to define "local government" and "stray equine"; amend KRS 259.110 to specify when a stray equine may be taken up and posted; amend KRS 259.120 to remove some restrictions on when a stray equine may be taken up; remove the fee to be paid to the justice of the peace for posting the stray; require the record of the posting to be displayed in the sheriff's office instead of on the courthouse door; remove the requirement that a record of the posting be published pursuant to KRS Chapter 424; remove the distinction between strays younger than 2 years old and older than 2 years old; allow the taker-up to recover the actual costs incurred for keeping the stray equine and having it gelded from the true owner; amend KRS 259.130 to apply only to stray equines; shorten the period for absolute title to the stray equine to vest in the taker-up from 2 years to 90 days; remove reference to stray cattle; amend KRS 259.140 to allow the taker-up to sell the stray equine; allow the true owner to claim the proceeds from the sale less the costs for keeping the stray; provide civil and criminal immunity for local government employees acting in good faith in discharging their duties under the Act; amend KRS 259.990 to remove penalties that no longer apply to certain sections of the chapter; repeal KRS 259.150, 259.160, 259.170, 259.180, and 259.190.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
County Clerks - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Justices of the Peace and Magistrates - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Local Government - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/13/10
  • introduced in House
01/19/10
  • to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
01/25/10
  • posted in committee
02/03/10
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/04/10
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 5, 2010
02/10/10
  • floor amendment (1) filed
02/11/10
  • 3rd reading, passed 95-1 with floor amendment (1)
02/12/10
  • received in Senate
02/16/10
  • to Agriculture (S)
03/04/10
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1-title)
03/05/10
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/09/10
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 10, 2010
03/10/10
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with committee amendment (1-title)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/17/10
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendment (1-title) for Thursday, March 18, 2010
03/29/10
  • House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1-title)
  • passed 97-0
  • enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
  • delivered to Governor
04/08/10
  • signed by Governor (Acts ch. 92)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Butler
Summary Add a definition for "stray cattle"; allow stray cattle to be taken up and posted by a landowner or long-term tenant when found on his place of residence; reinstate the posting process for cattle whereby the taker-up swears an oath to the justice of the peace that the cattle were taken up as strays on his property within the last 10 days and that he has not altered the marks or brands of the cattle; require posting of the stray cattle certificate issued by the justice of the peace in the local sheriff's office; allow the taker-up to recover the actual costs of keeping the cattle from the true owner; reinstate the provision for the vesting of ownership of the cattle in the taker-up after 12 months; require the taker-up to pay the true owner the value of the cattle less the expenses incurred in keeping them if the taker-up sells the cattle before true ownership in the cattle has vested in him; provide for civil and criminal immunity for local government officials acting in good faith in the discharge of their duties for posting stray cattle.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
County Clerks - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Justices of the Peace and Magistrates - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Local Government - Stray equines, taking up and posting of

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Givens
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
County Clerks - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Justices of the Peace and Magistrates - Stray equines, taking up and posting of
Local Government - Stray equines, taking up and posting of

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