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H0516...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
DOGFIGHTING - Amends existing law to provide that persons who knowingly
participate in certain activities related to dogfighting exhibitions shall
be guilty of a felony; and to exempt from application certain activities.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 516
BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO EXHIBITIONS OF DOGFIGHTS; AMENDING SECTION 25-3507, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 PROVIDE THAT PERSONS WHO KNOWINGLY PARTICIPATE IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES
4 RELATED TO DOGFIGHTING EXHIBITIONS SHALL BE GUILTY OF A FELONY AND TO
5 EXEMPT FROM APPLICATION CERTAIN ACTIVITIES.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 25-3507, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 25-3507. EXHIBITION OF DOGFIGHTS. (1) Every A person shall be guilty of a
10 felony who participates in a public or private display of combat between two
11 (2) or more dogs knowingly:
12 (a) Owns, possesses, keeps, buys, sells, advertises or trains any dog
13 with the intent that such dog shall be engaged in an exhibition of
14 dogfighting in which the fighting, killing, maiming or injuring of dogs is
15 a significant feature; or
16 (b) Who promotes, organizes, conducts, participates in or performs any
17 service in the furtherance of an exhibition of dogfighting in which the
18 fighting, killing, maiming or injuring of dogs is a significant feature.
19 is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished in
20 accordance with section 25-3520A, Idaho Code.
21 (2) Nothing in this section prohibits:
22 (a) D demonstrations of the hunting, herding, working or tracking skills
23 of dogs; or
24 (b) T the lawful use of dogs for hunting, herding, working, tracking or
25 self and property protection; or
26 (c) The training, raising, breeding or keeping of dogs for any purpose
27 not prohibited by law.
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 would be no impact of the General Fund.
Name: Representative Tom Trail
Name: Representative Donna Pence
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 516