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HB428/CI/LM (BR1610) - W. Stone, L. Belcher, R. Crimm, D. Horlander, D. Osborne, J. Richards, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to cruelty to animals.
     Amend KRS 525.125 to make any person who knowingly owns, possesses, keeps, breeds, trains, sells, or otherwise transfers a dog for the purpose of that dog or its offspring being used to fight for pleasure or profit guilty of cruelty to animals in the first degree, a Class D felony; provide that activities of animals engaged in guarding livestock shall not constitute cruelty to animals in the first degree.


HB428 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1/CI/LM - Retain original provisions, except define dog fighting as a event involving fighting between two dogs for sport, wagering, or entertainment, excluding using dogs as hunting animals.
     HFA1( W. Stone ) - Amend KRS 525.125 to define "dog," "dog fight," and "dog fighting"; provide that a dog owner, an owner of property on which a dog fight is conducted, and anyone who participates in the organization of a dog fight for pleasure or profit as well as anyone who knowingly owns, possesses, keeps, trains, sells, or otherwise transfers a dog for the purpose of dog fighting is guilty of cruelty to animals in the first degree, a Class D felony; clarify that activities of dogs participating in sanctioned American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, National Kennel Club, or other bona fide association sanctioned or officially recognized by one of the aforementioned groups do not constitute cruelty to animals.
     HFA2( W. Stone ) - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 525.125 to define "dog," "dog fight", and "dog fighting"; provide that a dog owner, an owner of property on which a dog fight is conducted, and anyone who participates in the organization of a dog fight for pleasure or profit as well as anyone who knowingly owns, possesses, keeps, trains, sells, or otherwise transfers a dog for the purpose of dog fighting is guilty of cruelty to animals in the first degree, a Class D felony.
     HFA3( T. Turner ) - Amend KRS 525.125 to define "dog," "dog fight," and "dog fighting"; provide that a dog owner, an owner of property on which a dog fight is conducted, and anyone who participates in the organization of a dog fight for pleasure or profit as well as anyone who knowingly owns, possesses, keeps, trains, sells, or otherwise transfers a dog for the purpose of dog fighting is guilty of cruelty to animals in the first degree, a Class D felony; clarify that activities of dogs participating in sanctioned American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, National Kennel Club, or other bona fide association sanctioned or officially recognized by one of the aforementioned groups do not constitute cruelty to animals.
     HFA4( T. Turner ) - Amend KRS 525.125 to define "dog," "dog fight," and "dog fighting"; provide that a dog owner, an owner of property on which a dog fight is conducted, and anyone who participates in the organization of a dog fight for pleasure or profit as well as anyone who knowingly owns, possesses, keeps, trains, sells, or otherwise transfers a dog for the purpose of dog fighting is guilty of cruelty to animals in the first degree, a Class D felony; clarify that activities of dogs participating in sanctioned American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, National Kennel Club, or other bona fide association sanctioned or officially recognized by one of the aforementioned groups do not constitute cruelty to animals.
     HFA5( W. Stone ) - Amend KRS 525.125 to define "dog," "dog fight", and "dog fighting"; provide that a dog owner, an owner of property on which a dog fight is conducted, and anyone who participates in the organization of a dog fight for pleasure or profit as well as anyone who knowingly owns, possesses, keeps, trains, sells, or otherwise transfers a dog for the purpose of dog fighting is guilty of cruelty to animals in the first degree, a Class D felony.

     Feb 18, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 22, 2016 - to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 07, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 09, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 10, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 16, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 17, 2016; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 18, 2016 - floor amendment (3) filed (2) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 21, 2016 - floor amendment (5) filed to Committee Substitute; 3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitutes (1) floor amendment (5)
     Mar 22, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 23, 2016 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Agriculture (S)
     Mar 24, 2016 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 25, 2016 (Consent Orders #1)
     Mar 25, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 28, 2016 - received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 08, 2016 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 64)