Senate Bill 230

Last Action 02/23/23: to Agriculture (S)
Title AN ACT relating to animal care.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1416
Sponsor J. Adams
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 525 to define terms; require peace officers and animal control officers to serve notice of seizure of an animal subjected to cruelty; create procedure for seizing agencies to petition a court to order payment of animal care costs by owner; establish penalties; prohibit the destruction of seized animals, except for humane reasons determined by veterinarian; amend KRS 258.215 to require owners to be responsible for cost of care of an impounded animal.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Animal cruelty, penalties, enhancement
Criminal Procedure - Animal cruelty, penalties, enhancement
Dogs - Animal seizure, cost-of-care petition
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Animal seizure
Horses and Horse Racing - Animal seizure
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Animal seizure
Civil Actions - Seized animal cost-of-care petition
Civil Procedure - Seized animal cost-of-care petition
Local Mandate - Animal cruelty, penalties, enhancement


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Agriculture (S)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)