PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - Kentucky

16 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021 legislative session, 6 of which was designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 3/30/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 26

Amends Title XXXV (Domestic Relations) and Title XLI (Miscellaneous Practice Provisions) of KY Revised Statutes include violence against an animal when used as coercive conduct in the definition of "domestic violence and abuse".

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 57

Amends Title L (KY Penal Code), Chapter 525 (Riot, Disorderly Conduct, and Related Offenses), Section 135 (Torture of Dog or Cat) of Kentucky Revised Statutes to amend the definition of and penalty provisions for torture of a dog or a cat.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 260/SB 58

Amends Title XVIII (Public Health), Chapter 224 (Environmental Protection), Subchapter 50 (Other Specific Types of Waste) by adding a new subsection prohibiting the distribution of single use plastic carryout bags by retail stores.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 33

Amends Chapter 411 (Rights of Action) of Kentucky Revised Statutes by adding a new section to provide civil immunity for damaging a vehicle if a person enters the vehicle with the reasonable, good-faith belief that a dog or cat is in immediate danger of death if not removed.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 59

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

 

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