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SB 288: Domestic Violence Against Family Pets

GENERAL BILL by Fasano

Domestic Violence Against Family Pets; Providing that a court may issue an injunction for protection against domestic violence granting the petitioner the exclusive care, custody, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, the respondent, or a minor child residing in the residence or household of the petitioner or respondent; providing that it is a first-degree misdemeanor for a person to willfully violate an injunction for protection against domestic violence by knowingly and intentionally injuring or threatening to injure any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, the respondent, or a minor child of the petitioner or respondent; providing criminal penalties, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/19/2011 Senate • Filed
10/4/2011 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 29
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 29
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice