Senate Bill 21

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/24/20: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 117)
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
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
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  • Committee Substitute (1) withdrawn
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn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
04/01/20
  • floor amendments (3) and (4-title) filed
04/14/20
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • 3rd reading, passed 79-4 with floor amendments (1),(3) and (4-title)
04/15/20
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendments (1) (3) and (4-title)
  • Senate refused to concur in House floor amendments (1) (3) and (4-title)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for receding from House floor amendments (1), (3) and (4-title)
  • House receded from floor amendments (1) (3) and (4-title)
  • passed 78-7
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/24/20
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 117)

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.
Index Headings

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

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor M. Koch
Summary Amend definition of "property" in KRS 512.010 to include lifestock as defined in KRS 150.010.
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Criminal mischief, definition of property
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Property, definition of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor M. Koch
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 21

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