Governor Beshear Set To Sign Romeo's Law

A high profile bill will be signed into law Monday afternoon.

Governor Beshear will sign Romeo's Law which increases the penalties for people found guilty of abusing animals.

The bill was named after a Pulaski County dog whose owner was caught on tape choking, beating, and slamming Romeo to the ground.

Governor Beshear will also sign a bill that will make leaving the scene of an accident a felony instead of a misdemeanor. It would also toughen punishments against those convicted of hit and runs.


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  • by justaMUTT Location: shutupbarkindog on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:10 AM
    i dont care about romeo law if my dog is barkin or sum 1 eles dogs is i will still beat the crap out of it. ky laws dont mean anything just like drugs you people really think they care cause i sure dont
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Apr 29, 2008 at 04:52 AM
    Cheers for Governor Beshear for signing Romeo's law and all the people who worked to get this law passed.
  • by Marie Location: Phelps on Apr 28, 2008 at 05:37 PM
    Thank you Gov. Beshear,We have to be the animals voice.This really has been a long time coming.
  • by Shirl Location: Hueysville on Apr 28, 2008 at 03:32 PM
    Does Romeo have a home now? could I adopt him?
  • by betty Location: powers on Apr 28, 2008 at 03:28 PM
    it about time that romeo law was sign. it sad that his old owner was mean to romeo.... dogs or other animals are ment to be love not hit, run over , or be mean to......
  • by carol Location: london on Apr 28, 2008 at 02:47 PM
    i am sure glad that the law is in effect now, it should been in effect years ago
  • by Jan Location: Pikeville Ky on Apr 28, 2008 at 02:34 PM
    Hooray for our Governor!!! I am glad the Romeo bill was signed..
  • by lj Location: Hazard on Apr 28, 2008 at 11:53 AM
    it's about time something like this is done!!!
  • by amc Location: lexington on Apr 28, 2008 at 11:16 AM
    MEGA THANKS TO ALL THE LEGISLATORS WHO PUSHED THIS THUR - it's a far far better thing that you have done before!
  • by SR Location: Lexington on Apr 28, 2008 at 08:44 AM
    Awesome!!! Am so glad this went thru :-) It was long over due.
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