H.B. No. 0126
Sponsored By: Representative(s) Wallis and Senator(s) Driskill
AN ACT relating to agriculture; establishing the offense of interference with an agricultural operation; providing immunity for reporting cruelty to livestock as specified; providing for assistance by livestock board; providing definitions; providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date.
1/9/2013 Bill Number Assigned
1/10/2013 H Received for Introduction
1/11/2013 H Introduced and Referred to H05
1/29/2013 H05 Recommended Amend and Do Pass
Ayes: Representative(s) Eklund, Greear, Hunt, McKim, Semlek and Winters
Nays: Representative(s) Blake, Campbell and Zwonitzer, Dn.
Ayes 6 Nays 3 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0
1/29/2013 H Placed on General File
Page 1-line 2 Delete "requiring".
Page 1-line 3 Delete the line through "livestock;" insert "providing immunity for reporting cruelty to livestock as specified; providing for assistance by livestock board;" .
Page 1-line 4 Delete "penalties" insert "a penalty".
Page 2-line 8 After "person" insert ", other than a law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his duties,".
Page 4-line 9 Delete "11‑29‑106(b),".
Page 5-lines 4 through 12 Delete entirely and insert:
"(b) Any person who in good faith reports to any peace officer employed by a local government with jurisdiction in the area where the alleged animal cruelty is occurring or has occurred that a livestock animal is being cruelly treated, as defined in W.S. 6‑3‑203, shall be immune from civil liability for making the report. The board and its agents shall act as a resource and provide assistance if requested by the local government authorities in cases of alleged cruelty to a livestock animal.". SEMLEK, CHAIRMAN
1/31/2013 H Passed CoW
2/1/2013 H Laid Back Pursuant to HR 7-3
Page 5-lines 4 through 12 In the Standing Committee amendment (HB0126HS001/A) to these lines: after "the report" insert ", as provided herein. A person who reports alleged animal cruelty shall be immune from civil liability if the report is made within forty-eight (48) hours of the person observing or learning of the alleged cruelty". BARLOW
2/4/2013 H Passed 2nd Reading
Page 1-line 11 After "operation;" insert "immunity;".
Page 3-After line 16 Insert:
"(d) Any person who observes a livestock animal being cruelly treated, as defined in W.S. 6‑3‑203, at an agricultural operation who in good faith reports the alleged cruelty to any peace officer employed by a local government with jurisdiction in the area where the alleged cruelty has occurred shall be immune from civil liability for making the report if the report is made within forty-eight (48) hours of the person's observation of the alleged cruelty. The board and its agents shall act as a resource and provide assistance if requested by the local government authorities in cases reported under this subsection.".
Page 3-line 18 Delete "and 11‑29‑106 are" insert "is".
Page 4-lines 14 through 24 Delete entirely.
Page 5-lines 1 through 12 Delete entirely, including the standing committee amendment (HB0126HS001/A) and the Barlow second reading amendment (HB0126H2001/A) to these lines. WALLIS, BARLOW, SEMLEK
2/5/2013 H Passed 3rd Reading
Ayes: Representative(s) Barlow, Blikre, Brown, Burkhart, Cannady, Coleman, Davison, Eklund, Gay, Greear, Halverson, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Hutchings, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Larsen, Lockhart, Loucks, Madden, McKim, Miller, Moniz, Patton, Paxton, Reeder, Semlek, Sommers, Teeters, Wallis and Winters
Nays: Representative(s) Baker, Berger, Blake, Blevins, Byrd, Campbell, Connolly, Esquibel, K., Filer, Freeman, Gingery, Goggles, Greene, Kirkbride, Krone, Lubnau, Nicholas, B., Northrup, Petroff, Piiparinen, Stubson, Throne, Walters, Watt, Wilson, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.
Ayes 33 Nays 27 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0
2/6/2013 S Received for Introduction
2/6/2013 S Introduced and Referred to S05
2/26/2013 S Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to SR 5-4