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House Bill 2064 (Louisiana Prohibition on Illegal Dog Training (failed))

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Citation: Louisiana House Bill 2064 (2001)

Citation: Louisiana House Bill 2064 (2001)


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Summary:  

This 2001 Louisiana  proposed law would have provided for the crime of illegally training dogs; however, it died in committee.  It would have also defined "illegally train" to mean the training of a dog to attack or kill a human being, another dog, or any other animal species.  The proposed law would have created exceptions for any dog used by law enforcement officials, a guard dog used to defend livestock raised for commercial or subsistence purposes, or a guard dog used to defend any school, place of business, or personal residence.   Violation of the proposed law would have incurred a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.



Statute in Full:

REENGROSSED HLS 01-2947

Regular Session, 2001

HOUSE BILL NO. 2064 (Substitute for House Bill No. 616 by Representative Faucheux)

BY REPRESENTATIVE FAUCHEUX

CRIME: Provides for the crime of illegal training of dogs

AN ACT

To enact R.S. 14:102.12, relative to offenses affecting the public sensibility; to provide for the crime of illegal training of dogs; to provide for definitions; to provide for penalties; to provide for exceptions; and to provide for related matters.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:

Section 1. R.S. 14:102.12 is hereby enacted to read as follows:

§102.12. Illegal training of dogs

A. No person shall illegally train a dog.

B. For the purposes of this Section, "illegally train" means to train a dog to attack or kill a human being, another dog, or any other animal species.

C. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any of the following:

(1) Any dog which is owned, or the service of which is employed, by any state or local law enforcement agency for the Page 1 of 3

CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored are additions.

HLS 01-2947

principal purpose of aiding in the detection of criminal activity, enforcement of laws, or apprehension of offenders.

(2) Any dog the service of which is employed as a guard dog to defend livestock raised for commercial or subsistence purposes.

(3) Any dog the service of which is employed as a guard dog to defend any school, place of business, or personal residence.

D. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to the training of any dog for any of the following purposes:

(1) Obedience training.

(2) Agility training.

(3) Conformation training.

(4) House training.

(5) Hunting or field trial participation.

E. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

DIGEST

The digest printed below was prepared by House Legislative Services. It constitutes no part of the legislative instrument.

Faucheux

Abstract: Provides for the crime of illegally training dogs.

Proposed law provides for the crime of illegally training dogs and defines "illegally train" to mean the training of a dog to attack or kill a human being, another dog, or any other animal species.

Proposed law creates exceptions for any dog used by law enforcement officials, a guard dog used to defend livestock raised for commercial or subsistence purposes, or a guard dog used to defend any school, place of business, or personal residence.

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CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored are additions.

REENGROSSED

H.B. NO. 2064

HB No. 2064

REENGROSSED HLS 01-2947

H.B. NO. 2064

Proposed law creates exceptions for the following types of training:

Obedience training.

Agility training.

Conformation training.

House training.

Hunting or field trial participation.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Proposed law provides that the penalties for violations of proposed law are a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.

(Adds R.S. 14:102.12)

Summary of Amendments Adopted by House

House Floor Amendments to the engrossed bill.

1. Adds exception from proposed law for a guard dog used to defend livestock raised for commercial or subsistence purposes.

2. Adds exception from proposed law for a guard dog used to defend any school, place of business, or personal residence.

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CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored are additions.



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