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Child Witness - Facility and Therapy Dogs - Support

Sponsored by:

Senator Simonaire


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Authorizing a court in a criminal proceeding to allow a facility dog or therapy dog to accompany a child witness during testimony on motion by a party; requiring the motion to include the facility or therapy dog's credentials, proof of insurance for the facility or therapy dog, statements that an established relationship, in anticipation of testimony, exists between the child and facility or therapy dog and that the dog's presence is expected to reduce anxiety experienced by the child witness during testimony; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Simonaire
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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