Senate Bill 142

Actions
Last Action 02/06/20: to Agriculture (S)
Title AN ACT relating to cruelty to animals.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1278
Sponsors J. Adams, M. Wilson
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 525.130 to change mental state to knowing or reckless; delete domestic animal killed by poisoning; add requirements of legal food processing, customary veterinary practices performed by a licensed veterinarian, horse racing not governed by federal law, reasonable defense, and accepted animal or pest control practices; add requirement of legality for animals hunting; strike language regarding "equine" under penalty portion and allow costs for any animal; amend KRS 525.135 to define "physical injury" and "reasonable costs"; add knowing or reckless to mental state; delete misdemeanor Class A language; add requirement for customary veterinary practices performed by a licensed veterinarian and reasonable defense; add language for penalties the court may impose; create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create crime of "extreme neglect" and make it a Class D felony; define "extreme neglect," "physical injury," and "reasonable costs"; create exemptions and establish penalties court may impose.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Extreme neglect of a dog or cat, creation of crime for
Courts - Restitution, animal torture or neglect cases, court may impose for
Crimes and Punishments - Extreme neglect of a dog or cat, creation of crime for
Dogs - Extreme neglect of a dog or cat, creation of crime for
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dog or cat, torture and extreme neglect of
Corrections Impact - Extreme neglect of a dog or cat, creation of crime for
Local Mandate - Extreme neglect of a dog or cat, creation of crime for

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02/04/20
  • introduced in Senate
02/06/20
  • to Agriculture (S)


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