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HOUSE BILL NO. 233
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DOGFIGHTING - Amends existing law to prohibit certain acts relating to
dogfighting; and to provide punishment.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 233
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO DOGFIGHTING; AMENDING SECTION 25-3507, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE
3 DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTS RELATING TO DOGFIGHTING AND
4 TO PROVIDE PUNISHMENT.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 25-3507, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 25-3507. EXHIBITION OF DOGFIGHTS DOGFIGHTING. Every (1) A person who par-
9 ticipates in a public or private display of combat between two (2) or more
10 dogs in which the fighting, killing, maiming or injuring of dogs is a signifi-
11 cant feature is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be pun-
12 ished in accordance with section 25-3520A, Idaho Code commits the crime of
13 dogfighting if the person knowingly does any of the following:
14 (a) Owns, possesses, keeps, breeds, trains, buys, sells or offers to sell
15 a dog for fighting exhibitions;
16 (b) Promotes, conducts or performs any service in the furtherance of, an
17 exhibition of dogfighting, advertising a dogfight, or providing or serving
18 as a stakes holder for any money wagered on a dogfight;
19 (c) Keeps, uses or manages any place kept or used for the purpose of
21 (d) Permits any place over which the person has possession or control to
22 be occupied, kept or used for the purpose of an exhibition of dogfighting;
24 (e) Takes, leads away, possesses, confines, sells, transfers, receives,
25 with the intent to deprive the owner of, any pet animal for the intent of
26 dog fighting, training, breeding or baiting.
27 (2) Any person found guilty of a violation of this section shall, upon
28 conviction, be guilty of a felony and punished by incarceration not exceeding
29 two (2) years or a fine of not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000),
30 or by both such fine and imprisonment.
31 (3) Nothing in this section prohibits demonstrations of the hunting,
32 herding, working or tracking skills of dogs or the lawful use of dogs for
33 hunting, herding, working, tracking or self and property protection.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to amend Section 25-3507,
Idaho Code, to make dog fighting a felony, to define dog
fighting, and to provide punishment.
There should be no fiscal impact to the General Fund.
Name: Rep. Donna Boe
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 233