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SB 272: Appointment of Courtroom Animal Advocates

GENERAL BILL by Bradley

Appointment of Courtroom Animal Advocates; Authorizing a court to order that a separate advocate be appointed in the interests of justice for certain criminal proceedings regarding a cat or dog’s welfare or custody; providing that a judge’s decision denying an appointment of such an advocate is not subject to appeal; providing requirements for an individual to serve as an advocate, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 1/16/2024 Senate - Now in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/30/2023 Senate • Filed
11/7/2023 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
1/11/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/16/24, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building
1/16/2024 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0
• Now in Criminal Justice