House Bill 215

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Last Action 01/07/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to animals.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1025
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary of Original Version Repeal and reenact KRS 525.135 to define terms; create new crimes of animal abuse in the first degree, animal abuse in the second degree, and aggravated animal abuse; create exceptions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to authorize law enforcement and animal control officers to seize and hold animals who are victims of cruelty or abuse; create a civil cause of action for a seizing agency to seek forfeiture and reimbursement for reasonable costs of caring for seized animals from the owner of the animal during the pendency of the criminal case against the owner; create rules related to the custody of the seized animal; grant liability to an organization caring for the animal; create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to grant civil immunity to a person who enters a car containing a dog or cat believed in good faith to be in danger of death, subject to certain parameters.
Index Headings of Original Version Horses and Horse Racing - Seized animal, cost of care petition
Corrections Impact - Animal abuse, first degree, second degree, aggravated
Local Mandate - Animal abuse, first degree, second degree, aggravated
Crimes and Punishments - Animal abuse, first degree, second degree, aggravated
Criminal Procedure - Animal abuse, first degree, second degree, aggravated
Dogs - Animal abuse, cost of care petition, immunity for rescue from car
Domestic Relations - First degree animal abuse, domestic violence penalty enhancement
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Seized animal, cost of care petition
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Animal abuse, first degree, second degree, aggravated
Civil Actions - Seized animal, cost of care petition
Civil Procedure - Seized animal, cost of care petition

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01/07/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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