PA 17-185—sHB 6999
Committee on Children
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF THERAPY DOGS TO COMFORT AND SUPPORT TESTIFYING WITNESSES IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS
SUMMARY: This act requires the judicial branch to maintain on its website:
1. notice that the court may, in its discretion, permit a dog to comfort and support a testifying witness;
2. a link to the website of an organization that provides information on animal-assisted therapy resources; and
3. if applicable, a link to information on the Division of Criminal Justice's website about such resources.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017