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H0232..........................................................by EDUCATION COCKFIGHTING - Repeals and adds to existing law to prohibit certain acts relating to cockfighting; and to provide punishment. 02/17 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/18 Rpt prt - to Jud
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 232 BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO COCKFIGHTING; REPEALING SECTION 25-3506, IDAHO CODE, RELATING TO 3 THE EXHIBITION OF COCKFIGHTS; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 35, TITLE 25, IDAHO 4 CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 25-3506, IDAHO CODE, TO PROHIBIT 5 CERTAIN ACTS RELATING TO COCKFIGHTING AND TO PROVIDE PUNISHMENT. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 25-3506, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 repealed. 9 SECTION 2. That Chapter 35, Title 25, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 10 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 11 ignated as Section 25-3506, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 12 25-3506. COCKFIGHTING. (1) A person commits the crime of cockfighting if 13 the person knowingly does any of the following: 14 (a) Owns, possesses, keeps, breeds, trains, buys, sells or offers to sell 15 a bird for fighting exhibitions; 16 (b) Promotes, conducts or performs any service in the furtherance of, an 17 exhibition of cockfighting, organizing a cockfight, advertising a 18 cockfight, or providing or serving as a stakes holder for any money 19 wagered on a cockfight; 20 (c) Keeps, uses or manages any place kept or used for the purpose of 21 cockfighting; or 22 (d) Permits any place over which the person has possession or control to 23 be occupied, kept or used for the purpose of an exhibition of 24 cockfighting. 25 (2) Any person found guilty of a violation of this section shall, upon 26 conviction, be guilty of a felony and be punished by incarceration not exceed- 27 ing two (2) years or a fine of not more than fifteen thousand dollars 28 ($15,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14958C1 This legislation amends Chapter 35, Title 25, Idaho Code, defines cock fighting, provides punishment, and makes cock fighting a felony. FISCAL NOTE There is no impact to the General Fund. Contact Name: Rep. Donna Boe Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 232