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HB 408/LM/CI (BR 884) - J. Jenkins, J. Tilley, R. Benvenuti III, K. Bratcher, R. Crimm, M. Dossett, J. Glenn, J. Greer, D. Horlander, D. Keene, M. Marzian, D. Mayfield, B. Montell, R. Nelson, T. Riner, A. Simpson, T. Thompson, J. Wayne, S. Westrom, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to cruelty to animals.
     Amend KRS 525.125 to include the owning, possessing, keeping, breeding, training, selling, or transferring of four-legged animals for fighting purposes within the offense of cruelty to animals in the first degree.

HB 408 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/LM/CI - Make technical corrections.
     HFA (1, M. Harmon) - Delete "or should know" from the culpable mental state provisions.
     HFA (2, M. Harmon) - Delete "or should know" from the culpable mental state provisions.
     HFA (3/P, J. Fischer) - Retain original provisions; amend to create various new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to create the Kentucky Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with provisions defining terms, setting out factual findings by the General Assembly, requiring a determination of fetal age prior to performing an abortion, prohibiting an abortion after 20 weeks of fetal development except in cases of emergency, allowing for civil and injunctive relief, establishing privacy protections, and allowing for severability of the various provisions; amend KRS 311.990 to establish a criminal penalty for violations; amend KRS 213.101 to expand the statistical reporting system for abortions; repeal KRS 311.780.
     HFA (4/P, J. Fischer) - Retain original provisions; amend to create various new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to create the Kentucky Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with provisions defining terms, setting out factual findings by the General Assembly, requiring a determination of fetal age prior to performing an abortion, prohibiting an abortion after 20 weeks of fetal development except in cases of emergency, allowing for civil and injunctive relief, establishing privacy protections, and allowing for severability of the various provisions; amend KRS 311.990 to establish a criminal penalty for violations; amend KRS 213.101 to expand the statistical reporting system for abortions; repeal KRS 311.780.
     HFA (5, J. Fischer) - Keep original provisions except delete "if the owner knows or should know that the animal is being fought"; delete "or should know" with regards to the requirement that the owner of property have knowledge that an animal fight was conducted under this section; create new section specific to cruelty to animals in the first degree when the animal is a four-legged canine; provide that ownership of a canine animal for the purposes of this subsection requires that the owner knows that the canine animal is being used to fight another canine animal; require that the owner of property where a fight between two canine animals has taken or will be taking place is not guilty under this section unless he or she knows a fight has or will take place; retain section providing that a person is not liable for participating in organizing a fight between canine animals unless he or she does so knowingly; provide that a person who knowingly possesses, keeps, breeds, trains, sells or otherwise transfers a four-legged canine animal with the intent that the animal be used in a fight between canine animals for pleasure or profit is guilty under this section, except delete "or its offspring" from this subsection.
     HFA (6, J. Fischer) - Keep original provisions except delete "if the owner knows or should know that the animal is being fought"; delete "or should know" with regards to the requirement that the owner of property have knowledge that an animal fight was conducted under this section; create new section specific to cruelty to animals in the first degree when the animal is a four-legged canine; provide that ownership of a canine animal for the purposes of this subsection requires that the owner knows that the canine animal is being used to fight another canine animal; require that the owner of property where a fight between two canine animals has taken or will be taking place is not guilty under this section unless he or she knows a fight has or will take place; retain section providing that a person is not liable for participating in organizing a fight between canine animals unless he or she does so knowingly; provide that a person who knowingly possesses, keeps, breeds, trains, sells or otherwise transfers a four - legged canine animal with the intent that the animal be used in a fight between canine animals for pleasure or profit is guilty under this section, except delete "or its offspring" from this subsection; make technical corrections.
     HFA (7/P, R. Crimm) - Amend KRS 525.125, 525.130, and 525.135 to forfeit ownership of animals involved in cruelty and torture cases and prohibit ownership or possession of animals of the same species for two years.
     HFA (8/P, R. Crimm) - Amend KRS 525.125, 525.130, and 525.135 to forfeit ownership of animals involved in cruelty and torture cases and prohibit ownership or possession of animals of the same species for two years.

     Feb 19-introduced in House
     Feb 20-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 4-posting waived
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (4) filed
     Mar 10-floor amendments (3) and (4) withdrawn ; floor amendment (6) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (5) filed
     Mar 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 13, 2014
     Mar 17-floor amendments (5) and (6) withdrawn
     Mar 19-floor amendment (7) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (8) filed ; 3rd reading; Committee Substitute adopted; floor amendment (2) adopted ; laid on clerk's desk

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