Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 6999
Session Year 2017


AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF THERAPY DOGS TO COMFORT AND SUPPORT TESTIFYING WITNESSES IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS.

To allow the use of therapy dogs to provide comfort to children who are testifying in a criminal prosecution of an offense involving the assault, sexual assault or abuse of a child under the age of eighteen.