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Senate Bill 866 (Louisiana Dogfighting Amendments (passed))

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Citation: Louisiana Senate Bill 866 (2001)

Citation: Louisiana Senate Bill 866 (2001)


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Summary:   This Louisiana senate bill passed in the summer of 2001 defines the act of dogfighting and makes admissible as evidence of dogfighting certain paraphernalia used in the training of dogs to fight and injuries or alterations to the dog that are consistent with dogfighting.  It exempts certain activities, including the training of dogs to protect livestock and the cropping of dogs' ears for cosmetic purposes.  Upon first conviction, violation incurs a fine of  not more than one thousand dollars or imprisonment with or without hard labor for not more than one year, or both. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the offender shall be fined not more than three thousand dollars or be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than three years, or both.


Statute in Full:

ENROLLED

Regular Session, 2001

SENATE BILL NO. 866

BY SENATOR CAMPBELL AND REPRESENTATIVE FAUCHEUX

AN ACT

To amend and reenact R.S. 14:102.5(C) and to enact R.S. 14:102.5(A)(7) and (E), relative to dogfighting; to define the crime of dog fighting; to provide for admissible evidence of dogfighting; to provide exceptions; and to provide for related matters.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:

Section 1. R.S. 14:102.5(C) is hereby amended and reenacted and R.S. 14:102.5(A)(7) and (E) are hereby enacted to read as follows:

§102.5. Dogfighting; training and possession of dogs for fighting

A. No person shall intentionally do any of the following:

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R.S. 14:102.5(A)(7) is all new law.

(7)(a) Own, possess, keep, or train a dog for purpose of dogfighting.

(b) The following activities shall be admissible as evidence of a violation of this Paragraph:

(i) Possession of any treadmill wheel, hot walker, cat mill, cat walker, jenni, or other paraphernalia, together with evidence that the  paraphernalia is being used or intended for use in the unlawful training  of a dog to fight with another dog, along with the possession of any  such dog.

(ii) Tying, attaching, or fastening any live animal to a machine

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or power propelled device, for the purpose of causing the animal to be pursued by a dog, together with the possession of a dog.

(iii) Possession or ownership of a dog exhibiting injuries or alterations consistent with dogfighting, including but not limited to torn or missing ears, scars, lacerations, bite wounds, puncture wounds, bruising or other injuries, together with evidence that the dog has been used or is intended for use in dogfighting.

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C. Whoever violates any provision of Paragraphs (1) through (5), and (7) of Subsection A of this Section shall, upon first conviction, be fined not more than one thousand dollars or be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than one year, or both. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the offender shall be fined not more than three thousand dollars or be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than three years, or both.

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R.S. 14:102.5(E) is all new law.

E. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit any of the following activities:

(1) The use of dogs for hunting.

(2) The use of dogs for management of livestock by the owner, his employees or agents, or any other person having lawful custody of livestock.

(3) The training of dogs or the possession or use of equipment in the training of dogs for any purpose not prohibited by law.

(4) The possessing or owning of dogs with ears cropped or otherwise surgically altered for cosmetic purposes.

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SB NO. 866

Section 2. This Act shall become effective upon signature by the governor or, if not signed by the governor, upon expiration of the time for bills to become law without signature by the governor, as provided by Article III, Section 18 of the Constitution of Louisiana. If vetoed by the governor and subsequently approved by the legislature, this Act shall become effective on the day following such approval.

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

APPROVED:

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