SB 209/LM/CI (BR 372) - E. Harris
AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create the crime of assaulting an animal in the first degree when an animal dies or suffers serious physical injury as a Class D felony; create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create the crime of assaulting an animal in the second degree when an animal suffers physical injury as a Class A misdemeanor; create a new section of KRS Chapter 436 to create the crime of animal neglect as a misdemeanor with a $5,000 fine or 12 months in jail or both; amend KRS 525.025 relating to cruelty to animals in the first degree to eliminate the exemption for dog training if the training is designed to teach a dog to fight for fun or profit; amend KRS 525.030 relating to cruelty to animals in the second degree to eliminate elements relating to neglect, beating, torturing, and similar offenses; amend 436.605 relating to dog wardens and animal cruelty society agents to specify which KRS sections they shall enforce; permit confiscation of animals that are the subject of abuse or neglect.
SB 209 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Limit bill to court ordered psychological counseling for a person who commits the crime of cruelty to animals and under some circumstances permitting courts to order the forfeiture of an animal that has been the victim of cruelty.
SFA (1, E. Harris) - Remove provision relating to animal forfeiture.
Feb 3-introduced in Senate
Feb 7-to Judiciary (S)
Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 15-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 16-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 17, 2000
Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 20-received in House
Mar 21-to Judiciary (H); posting waived
Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 27-2nd reading, to Rules