PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - Kentucky

26 pet industry-related bills and local ordinances were proposed during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, 8 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

 

2020 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 4/15/2020)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 60

Amends XXVI (Occupations & Professions), Chapter 321 (Veterinarians) of Kentucky Revised Statutes by adding a new section to provide for mandatory reporting of suspected animal abuse by veterinarians.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 106

Amends Title L (Penal Code), Chapter 525 (Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses), Section 525.130 (Cruelty to Animals in the 2nd Degree - Exemptions) of Kentucky Revised Statutes to require forfeiture of animals subjected to cruelty and to prohibit animal ownership for a specified period of time.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 512

Amends Title XXI (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 258 (Animal Control & Protection) of KY Revised Statutes by creating a new section enabling local governments to legislate enforcement action for dogs and public safety, so long as that the ordinance, regulation, or policy does not regulate ownership of a dog by its breed or perceived breed and is consistent with state law.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 179

Amends Title XXI (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 258 (Animal Control & Protection) of Kentucky Revised Statutes by creating a new section to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail pet shops.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

 

2019 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 3/29/2019)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 37

Amends Chapter 17 (Public Safety) of Kentucky Revised Statutes by creating a new section to establish an animal abuse offender registry.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 224

Amends Title XXI (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 258 (Animal Control & Protection) of Kentucky Revised Statutes by creating a new section to provide for the registration and regulation of dog vendors.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SR 112

Amends Title 21 (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 258 (Animal Control & Protection) of KY Revised Statutes to further provide for the definition of "owner", when applied to the proprietorship of a dog.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 0-397-18

Ordinance (O-397-18) amends Chapter 91 (Animals) of the Louisville Metro, KY Code of Ordinances to create an animal abuse offender registry.

ADOPTED

 

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