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SB14/CI/LM (BR231) - P. Hornback, D. Thayer, R. Alvarado, T. Buford, D. Carroll, J. Higdon, D. Seum, R. Thomas, M. Wise

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


SB14 - AMENDMENTS

     SCS1 - Replace original provisions; amend KRS 525.125 to exempt activities sanctioned by the national organizations, create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create the crime of furthering dog fighting, amend KRS 257.490 to conform
     SFA1( R. Webb ) - Amend KRS 525.125 to exempt animals engaged in "working" livestock from the offense of cruelty to animals in the first degree; amend a new section in KRS Chapter 525 to include a definition for "dog fighting," delete "breeds" from persons involved in furthering dog fighting and exempt animals engaged in "working" livestock from the offense of cruelty to animals in the first degree.
     HFA1( R. Meeks ) - Amend KRS 525.125 to include the owning, possessing, keeping, breeding, training, selling, or transferring dogs for fighting purposes within the offense of cruelty to animals in the first degree; clarify that dog shows and other activities authorized by the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club do not constitute cruelty to animals in the first degree.

     Jan 06, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 07, 2016 - to Agriculture (S)
     Feb 23, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 24, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, Fefruary 25, 2016; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 25, 2016 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn; passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 26, 2016 - received in House
     Feb 29, 2016 - to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 04, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed