House Bill 276

Last Action 02/01/18: to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to animal torture and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Fiscal Note
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1208
Sponsor C. Morgan
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 one year for a first offense and five years for a second or subsequent offense; require forfeited dogs and cats to be offered to animal rescue organizations or given to county animal shelters; create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 establishing the torture recovery fund; require amounts in the fund to be distributed to county animal shelters; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dogs and cats, torture, penalty increase
Crimes and Punishments - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increase
Dogs - Torture, penalty increase
Appropriations - Dogs and cats, torture recovery fund
Local Mandate - Torture, penalty increase
Local Mandate - Torture, penalty increase
Fiscal Note - Torture, penalty increase


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  • to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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