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CS/SB 1082 — Domestic Violence Injunctions

by Agriculture Committee and Senator Albritton

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Agriculture Committee (AG)

The bill expressly authorizes a court, when granting a domestic violence injunction, to:

  • Award the petitioner the exclusive care, possession, or control of an animal that is owned, possessed, harbored, kept, or held by the petitioner, the respondent, or a minor child who is residing in the residence or household of the petitioner or respondent.

  • Order the respondent to have no contact with the animal.

  • Prohibit the respondent from taking, transferring, encumbering, concealing, harming, or otherwise disposing of the animal.

The bill does not apply to animals owned primarily for a bona fide agricultural purpose or to a service animal if the respondent is the service animal’s handler.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 117-0