SB 71
Modifies provisions relating to protection orders, including protective orders for household pets
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Last Action:
3/1/2021 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee (1081S.02C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 71 - 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 possession of the pet where appropriate, as well as any funds needed to cover the medical costs resulting from 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.

This act is substantially similar to HB 2626 (2020) and SB 959 (2020).



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