This session of the Ky legislature will only be meeting for a couple more weeks. Despite the general progress or lack thereof made this session, two important animal bills have yet to be voted into law.
HB 273, which would require animal abusers to forfeit ownership of their animals, has not moved out of its original committee. Sadly little chance exists of its making it through this year.
However, HB 233, which would allow judges to make custody determinations of animals in domestic violence cases, has passed the House and is now sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee. If called for a vote, it could pass to the Senate floor for a vote and have a chance of being voted into law this session.
Please call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-372-7181 and ask to leave a message for the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass HB 233 to the floor. If this bill passes, perhaps Ky won’t be ranked last in animal laws nationwide by the ALDF for the umpteenth year in a row!