House Bill 20

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Last Action 03/09/22: posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2022
Title AN ACT relating to torture of a dog or cat.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 140
Sponsors C. Freeland, K. Banta, T. Bojanowski, A. Bowling, K. Bratcher, R. Bridges, M. Cantrell, J. Decker, J. Dixon, R. Dotson, J. DuPlessis, D. Fister, K. Fleming, K. Flood, A. Gentry, D. Graham, D. Hale, S. Heavrin, R. Huff, T. Huff, J. Jenkins, DJ Johnson, K. King, N. Kulkarni, W. Lawrence, S. Lewis, M. Lockett, C. Massey, B. McCool, C. Miller, P. Minter, K. Moser, 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, 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 Corrections Impact - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increasing
Local Mandate - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increasing
Crimes and Punishments - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increasing
Criminal Procedure - Torture of dog or cat, penalty increasing
Dogs - Torture, penalty increasing
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dogs and cats, torturing
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Floor Amendment 1

Actions

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06/08/21
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/04/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/01/22
  • to Judiciary (H)
03/02/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/03/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/07/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/09/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2022

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; define terms; include restraining a dog or cat without regard to its pain, suffering, injury, or death; include breed-specific alterations as exemptions where there is no intent to cause, increase, or prolong the pain and suffering of the dog or cat.
Index Headings Corrections Impact - Torture of dog or cat, increased penalty
Local Mandate - Torture of dog or cat, increased penalty
Crimes and Punishments - Torture of dog or cat, increased penalty
Criminal Procedure - Torture of dog or cat, increased penalty
Dogs - Torture, increased penalty
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dogs and cats, torturing

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor C. Massey
Summary Replace the phrase "including, but not limited to" with the word "by" in the definition of "torture".
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Torture of dog or cat, increased penalty
Criminal Procedure - Torture of dog or cat, increased penalty
Dogs - Torture, increased penalty
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dogs and cats, torturing

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