SB1106 (CH0467)

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2016 Regular Session



Anne Arundel County and Harford County - Courthouse Dog and Child Witness Pilot Program

Sponsored by:

Senator Simonaire


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 467

Synopsis:Establishing the Courthouse Dog and Child Witness Pilot Program in the circuit courts for Anne Arundel County and Harford County to determine whether to establish a structured, defined, and systematic approach for providing a courthouse dog to a child witness in any circuit court proceeding in the State; requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts to develop a plan to implement the pilot program; requiring the Administrative Office to establish procedures for requesting a specified dog and handler to assist a child witness; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Simonaire, Astle, Cassilly, DeGrange, Jennings, Norman, Reilly, and Rosapepe
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
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Broad Subject(s):Courts and Court Personnel - Local
Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Administrative Office of the Courts
Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Anne Arundel County
Circuit Courts
Harford County
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
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October 24, 2017 5:11 P.M.