HB 418/LM (BR 1509) - D. Butler, J. Greer
AN ACT relating to stray equines.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 259 to define the terms "local government" and "stray animal"; amend KRS 259.110 to specify when a stray animal may be taken up and posted; amend KRS 259.120 to remove some restrictions on when an animal may be taken up; increase the fee for posting the stray from $.50 to $5.00; remove the requirement that the record of the posting of the stray be displayed on the courthouse door; remove the distinction between strays younger than two years old and older than two years old; permit local governments to establish their own reasonable fees for keeping strays; amend KRS 259.130 to apply only to stray animals as defined; remove reference to stray cattle; amend KRS 259.140 to allow the taker-up to sell the stray animal; allow the true owner to claim the proceeds from the sale less the costs for keeping the animal; amend KRS 259.990 to remove penalties that no longer apply to certain sections of the chapter; repeal KRS sections, 259.150, 259.160, 259.170, 259.180, and 259.190.
HB 418 - AMENDMENTS
HCA (1, T. McKee) - Remove the mandatory fee of $5 for the justice of peace to issue a stray certificate and allow local governments to establish a fee for the service by ordinance; reinstate the existing amount of $.75 for the county clerk's fee for keeping a record of the stray certificate issued by the justice of the peace.
HFA (1, D. Butler) - Change every occurrence of "stray animal" to "stray equine"; shorten the amount of time it takes for title to the stray equine to vest in the taker-up from 2 years to 90 days.
Feb 11-introduced in House
Feb 12-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
Feb 13-posted in committee
Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1) ; floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with committee amendment (1), floor amendment (1)
Feb 26-received in Senate
Mar 2-to Agriculture (S)