SCS/SB 473 - This act modifies the definition of livestock in terms of what is considered a punishable offense for stealing. Under current law, it is a Class C felony to steal a horse, mule, ass, cattle, swine, sheep, or goat. This act adds calves, ratite birds (which include ostrich and emu), farm-raised fish, llamas, alpaca, buffalo, elk, and rabbits to the list of livestock for which it is a Class C felony to steal.
The act also makes it a Class C felony to steal farm-raised quail or pheasants.
Any person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of stealing livestock or farm-raised quail or pheasants valued at over $3,000 and who has a prior conviction for stealing livestock or farm-raised quail or pheasants, shall serve at least 80% of his or her prison sentence before being eligible for probation, parole, or release.
This act is similar to SCS/SB 1100 (2006).