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Legislative & Regulatory

Updates on legislative and regulatory issues:

2014 Legislative Session (State and Federal) - Bills KVMA is monitoring as of 3/15/14

KVMA and AVMA positions are subject to change based on amendments in the bills

 

State Legislation

The KVMA actively supports:

Kentucky HB 193 - Pertaining to tax exemption for large animal drugs

The KVMA actively opposes:

Kentucky HB 222 - Pertaining to euthanasia in animal shelters (as it was filed)

 

Federal Legislation

The AVMA and KVMA actively support:

H.R. 1518 – Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act)

H.R. 1528 – Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (This is the companion bill of S 1171 which has passed the Senate)

S. 1406 – Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act)

 

The AVMA and KVMA actively oppose:

H.R. 4023 – Fairness to Pet Owners Act

H.R. 4098 – Alternative to Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act)

 

 

Other bills in the Kentucky Legislation KVMA is closely watching

 

HB 30    Pertaining to animal cruelty

·         Amends KRS 525.125

·         Amends KRS 525.130

·         Amends KRS 525.135

 

HB 155  Pertaining to trust for animal care

·         SECTION 1.   A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 386

 

HB 162  Pertaining to animal owners

·         Amends KRS 258.095

 

HB 339  Pertaining to composition of independent district board of health to include a licensed veterinarian.

·         Amends KRS 212.786

 

HB 408  Pertaining to animal cruelty

·         Amends KRS 525.125

 

HB 409

·         Amends KRS 525.010 pertaining to minimum care of a dog and cat

o   Section 1 (7)

·         Amends KRS 525.135 pertaining to cruelty in the second degree

o   Section 2 (1) (a) & (c)

o   Section 3 (1) (a), (b) & (c); (2); (3); addition of (7)

o   Addition of new Section 4

·         Amends KRS 500.090 pertaining to Kentucky Penal Code

o   Section 5 (1) (d) addition of (1) & (2)

·         Amends KRS 325.185 pertaining to Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

o   Section 6 (3) (b) (1) & (2) ability to report animal abuse

·         Amends KRS 258

o   Addition of new Section 7

o   Addition of new Section 8

o   Addition of new Section 9

o   Addition of new Section 10

 

HB 441  Pertaining to labeling of genetically engineered food and drugs

·         Amends KRS 217.015

 

HB 472  Pertaining to animal cruelty & forfeiture of animals

·         Amends KRS 525.130 Pertaining to animal cruelty

o   Section 1 (5) (a) & (b)

o   Addition of new Section 2

·         Amends KRS 500.090 pertaining to forfeiture of animals

o   Section 3 (1) (d) (1) & (2)

 

HB 574  Pertaining to animal care – This bill was withdrawn March 5, 2014

·         Amends KRS 525.130

o   Section 1 (1), (2), (3), (4) & (5)

o   Addition of new Section 2

 

SB 76  Pertaining to medical service providers

·         Amends KRS 315.522

 

SB 78  Pertaining to dog ownership

·         Amends KRS 258.095

o   Section 1 (5) as used in KRS 258.095 & KRS 258.500

§  Addition to of the word “and” and strike the word “or”

 

SB 132  Pertaining to creditors and debtors

·         Amends KRS 413

o   Addition of new Section 1

·         Amends KRS 427.010

o   Section 2 (1)

o   Section 2 (2) (a) & (b)

·         Amends KRS 427.030

o   Section 3

·         Amends KRS 427.040

o   Section 4

·         Amends KRS 427.060

o   Section 5

 

 

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