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S1273................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES ANIMALS - Amends existing law to revise the crime of committing cruelty to animals. 01/15 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/16 Rpt prt - to Jud 01/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 01/30 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/04 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett(Thorson), Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Siddoway Floor Sponsors - Kelly & Jorgenson Title apvd - to House 02/05 House intro - 1st rdg - to Jud 02/18 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest(Burgoyne), Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(24), Smith(30)(Stanek), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Bayer, Brackett, Lake, Patrick Floor Sponsor - Ruchti Title apvd - to Senate 02/21 To enrol 02/22 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 02/25 Sp signed 02/26 To Governor 02/27 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 47 Effective: 02/27/08
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1273 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; AMENDING SECTION 25-3504, IDAHO CODE, TO 3 REVISE THE CRIME OF COMMITTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; AND DECLARING AN EMER- 4 GENCY. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 25-3504, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 25-3504. COMMITTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Every person who is cruel to any 9 animal, or who causes or procures any animal to be cruelly treated ; and who-10 ever, or who, having the charge or custody of any animal ,either as owner or 11 otherwise, subjects any animal to cruelty, is, for every such offense, guilty 12 of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished in accordance with 13 section 25-3520A, Idaho Code. Any law enforcement officer or animal care and 14 control officer, subject to the restrictions of section 25-3501A, Idaho Code, 15 may take possession of the animal cruelly treated, and provide care for the 16 same, until final disposition of such animal is determined in accordance with 17 section 25-3520A or 25-3520B, Idaho Code. 18 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 19 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 20 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 17472 This legislation amends Idaho's animal cruelty statute to clarify that the statute's provisions apply to persons who are not the animal's owner. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact to the state's general fund. Contact Name: Senator Kate Kelly Phone: 332-1351 Senator Mike Jorgenson STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1273