2007 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1376
Sponsored By:
Senators Raskin, Lenett, Madaleno, Pugh, Robey, Stone, and Zirkin
Protective Orders and Stalking - Cruelty Toward a Pet


Authorizing a court, in an interim protective order, temporary protective order, or final protective order, to order a respondent to remain away from a specified pet or to refrain from cruelty or aggravated cruelty toward the pet; changing the definition of "stalking" to include malicious conduct that puts another person in reasonable fear that a specified pet likely will suffer cruelty or aggravated cruelty; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Protection Orders

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 11-110 )
Criminal Law
( 3-802 , 10-601 , 10-604 , 10-606 )
Family Law
( 4-504.1 , 4-504.1 , 4-505 , 4-505 , 4-506 , 4-506 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered