SB 959
Modifies provisions relating to protection orders, including protection orders for household pets
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Last Action:
3/5/2020 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 959 - Under this act, adult protection orders and child protection orders, full or ex parte, may be granted to restrain or enjoin an individual from committing or threatening to commit abuse against a pet. A protection order may include an order of custody of the pet where appropriate, as well as any funds needed to cover the medical costs of abuse of the pet. "Pet" is defined in this act as a living creature maintained by a household member for companionship and not for commercial purposes.



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