House Bill 135

Last Action to Judiciary (H)
Title AN ACT relating to animal torture.
Bill Documents Introduced
Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 892
Sponsors C. Morgan, R. Benvenuti III, J. DuPlessis, M. Hart, J. Jenkins, D. Mayfield, R. Palumbo
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 525.135 to redefine " torture" to include deliberate neglect or physical abuse that results in, the death of or serious physical injury to a dog or cat; provide for forfeiture of ownership of the dog or cat upon conviction or plea; prohibit future ownership of a dog or cat for five years for a first offense and life for a second or subsequent offense; require forfeited dogs and cats be offered to animal rescue organizations or given to county animal shelters.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increase
Dogs - Torture, penalty increase
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dogs and cats, torture, penalty increase
Local Mandate - Torture, penalty increase


  • introduced in House
  • to Judiciary (H)

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