HB 375 is a simple bill currently in state committee that will help protect the rights of pet owners, hunters, fishermen, trappers and houndsmen statewide by limiting the powers of city / county governments to enact harmful laws by doing the following:

 

1) Link licensing to rabies vaccination, not reproductive status. The practice of allowing lower licensing fees for altered animals does nothing to increase public safety, and discourages people from licensing their intact animals.

 

2) Rely on education (which is effective), not legislation, to teach people about responsible pet ownership.

 

3) Recognize citizens intellectual and physical property rights in their animals, which rights are already recognized under state law.

 

4) Enact effective, fair and enforceable legislation instead of draconian, ineffective laws that force spay/neuter of pets, and result in increased shelter kill rates as those who cannot afford spay/neuter surgeries are forced to give up their animals because they cannot afford steep licensing fees, and do not wish to risk jail time.

 

It is a great piece of legislation and deserves our support!

 

There are a couple of ways you can easily help get this legislation passed. You can by call 1-800-372-7181 and ask for a "green slip" to be generated in support of HB 375. You will be asked the name of your legislator -- if you don't know, you can say where you live, and the operator will look up your legislator's name.

 

Or you can contact the committee members directly at the following email addresses and web forms below.


Robert Damron        Robert.Damron@lrc.ky.gov
Ron Crimm              Ron.Crimm@lrc.ky.gov
Richard Henderson  Richard.Henderson@lrc.ky.gov
Charlie Hoffman       Charlie.Hoffman@lrc.ky.gov
Adam Koenig          Adam.Koenig@lrc.ky.gov
Tom McKee            Tom.McKee@lrc.ky.gov
David Osborne        David.Osborne@lrc.ky.gov
Arnold Simpson       Arnold.Simpson@lrc.ky.gov
Ken Upchurch         Ken.Upchurch@lrc.ky.gov

 

Steve Riggs             http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H031.htm
Mike Denham         http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H070.htm

Ancel Smith            http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H092.htm
Jim Wayne              http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H035.htm
Scott Brinkman       http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H032.htm
Ted Edmonds         http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H091.htm
David Floyd            http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H050.htm
Derrick Graham      http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H057.htm
Dennis Keene         http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H067.htm
Reginald Meeks      http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H042.htm
Brad Montell           http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H058.htm

 


 

HB 354 is a bill that will (among other things) give tax credits to land owners for conservation easements. The bill will potentially create 100,000's of acres for wildlife habitat that can lead to a great increase in hunting land opportunities! This is probably the single most important thing that we can do as sportsmen for improvement of wildlife habitat in our lifetime. 

 

We urge you to call 1-800-372-7181 and ask for a "green slip" to be generated in support of HB 354. You will be asked the name of your legislator -- if you don't know, you can say where you live, and the operator will look up your legislator's name.