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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7439

   
 

*HB0699907439HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

REP. ZUPKUS, 89th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 6999

File No. 715

Cal. No. 84

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF THERAPY DOGS TO COMFORT CHILDREN TESTIFYING IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) The Judicial Branch shall maintain on its Internet web site (1) notice that the court may exercise its discretion to permit a dog to provide comfort and support to a testifying witness, (2) a hyperlink to the Internet web site of an organization that provides information regarding animal assisted therapy resources, and (3) if applicable, a hyperlink to information regarding such resources on the Internet web site of the Division of Criminal Justice. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2017

New section