Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 119
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Substitute for Senate Bill 145*
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the Kansas pet animal act; relating toseizure and impoundment of animals.
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CHAPTER 119

HOUSE Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 145*

An Act concerning the Kansas pet animal act; relating to

seizure and impoundment of animals.


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) When an animal is seized or impounded pursuant to

K.S.A. 47-1706, 47-1707 or 47-1715, and amendments thereto, the owner

or person who was in possession of the animal at the time such animal

was seized or impounded may post a cash or security bond as provided

in this section which shall prevent the sale, placement or euthanasia of

the animal. Such cash or security bond shall be in an amount sufficient

to pay for the animal's care and keeping for a period of at least 30 days,

commencing on the date which the animal was seized or impounded. Any

such security bond or any security bond as provided in subsection (b)

shall be approved by the Kansas animal health department.

(b) Such bond shall be filed with the Kansas animal health depart-

ment and shall be posted on or before the date of the disposition hearing

or within ten days after the animal is seized or impounded, whichever is

earlier. At the end of the time for which expenses are covered by the

bond if the owner or person who was in possession of the animal at the

time it was seized or impounded desires to prevent disposition of the

animal, such owner or person shall post a new cash or security bond prior

to the previous bond's expiration. At the end of the time for which ex-

penses are covered by the bond, the animal may be sold, placed or eu-

thanized.

(c) The authority seizing or impounding an animal shall give notice

by delivering a copy of this section to a person residing on the property

where the animal was seized or by posting a copy at the place where the

animal was seized.

(d) Nothing in this section shall prevent the euthanasia at any time

of an animal seized or impounded which is determined by a licensed

veterinarian to be diseased or disabled beyond recovery for any useful

purpose.

(e) This act is supplemental to and shall become a part of the Kansas

pet animal act.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 21, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003