Senate Bill 21

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/26/20: floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
Title AN ACT relating to veterinarians.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 205
Sponsors C. Embry Jr., M. McGarvey
Summary of Original Version Creates a new section of KRS Chapter 321 to require that a veterinarian report abuse and to allow immunity for a good faith report; amends KRS 321.185 to allow veterinarians to release information in order to report abuse.
Index Headings of Original Version Dogs - Abuse of animals, reporting by veterinarian
Veterinarians - Abuse of animals, reporting by veterinarian
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Abuse of animals, reporting by veterinarian
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Substitute 2
Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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08/20/19
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/07/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/08/20
  • to Agriculture (S)
02/04/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/05/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/19/20
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/26/20
  • recommitted to Agriculture (S)
03/03/20
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2)
03/04/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 5, 2020
03/05/20
  • 3rd reading
  • Committee Substitute (1) withdrawn
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute (2)
03/06/20
  • received in House
03/09/20
  • to Agriculture (H)
03/10/20
  • posted in committee
03/17/20
  • taken from Agriculture (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Agriculture (H)
03/18/20
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
03/26/20
  • floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; allow veterinarians to report the abuse of animals under their care instead of to require them to report the abuse; specify the statutes under which the abuse must occur to be reportable.
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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 2
Summary Retain original provisions; specify the statutes under which the abuse must occur to be reportable; allow veterinarians to report the abuse instead of requiring them to report the abuse; require a veterinarian to have a veterinarian-client-patient relationship with an animal to be able to make a report of abuse; only allow the veterinarian to report abuse to the Office of the State Veterinarian for an animal for which an on-farm livestock or poultry care standard has been promulgated or to law enforcement for any other animal; remove veterinarian immunity from liability arising from making a report of abuse.
Index Headings Veterinarians - Abuse of animals, veterinarian reporting, to whom to report
Veterinarians - Animal abuse reporting, veterinarian-client-patient relationship
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Abuse of animals, veterinarian reporting, to whom to report
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Animal abuse reporting, veterinarian-client-patient relationship

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary Delete provisions for immunity for reporting of abuse outside of a written release from client, a court order or subpoena.
Index Headings Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Reporting of animal abuse, veterinarians, liability for
Veterinarians - Reporting of animal abuse, veterinarians, liability for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor W. Thomas
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 403.720 to define "domestic animal" and include violence against a domestic animal owned by the person for whom protection is sought used as coercive conduct in the definition of "domestic violence and abuse"; amend KRS 403.740 to allow a judge to award possession of a domestic animal to the petitioner; amend KRS 456.010 to include violence against a domestic animal owned by the person for whom protection is sought used as coercive conduct in the definition of "dating violence and abuse"; amend KRS 456.060 to allow a judge to award possession of a domestic animal to the petitioner.
Index Headings Domestic Relations - Domestic violence, conduct against domestic animals, including
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Domestic violence, conduct against domestic animals, including
Civil Actions - Domestic violence, conduct against domestic animals, including
Dogs - Domestic violence, conduct against domestic animals, including

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor W. Thomas
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 21

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