House Bill 57

Last Action 01/05/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to torture of a dog or cat.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 284
Sponsors C. Freeland, K. Banta, T. Bojanowski, A. Bowling, K. Bratcher, M. Cantrell, J. Decker, J. Dixon, R. Dotson, K. Fleming, K. Flood, D. Frazier, D. Graham, M. Hart, S. Heavrin, R. Huff, T. Huff, J. Jenkins, DJ Johnson, N. Kulkarni, W. Lawrence, S. Lewis, M. Lockett, C. Massey, B. McCool, C. Miller, P. Minter, J. Nemes, D. Osborne, R. Palumbo, P. Pratt, M. Prunty, J. Raymond, R. Roberts, S. Sheldon, T. Smith, C. Stevenson, P. Stevenson, N. Tate, W. Thomas, K. Timoney, R. Webber, B. Wesley, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley, R. White, L. Willner
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 525.135, relating to torture of a dog or cat, to add specific acts to definition of torture; make all violations a Class D felony; make each act of torture prosecutable as a separate offense; make the exemptions applicable only where there is no intent to cause, increase, or prolong the pain and suffering of the dog or cat.
Index Headings of Original Version Criminal Procedure - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increase
Dogs - Torture, penalty increase
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dogs and cats, torture
Corrections Impact - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increase
Local Mandate - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increase
Crimes and Punishments - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increase


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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