Under existing law, service dogs and personal assistance service dogs are permitted in public areas
This bill would allow for the use of a certified facility dog, as defined, in legal proceedings when permitted by the judge to assist a victim or witness, to reduce unnecessary emotional distress experienced by a victim or witness and allow full and factual testimony
To allow for the use of a certified facility dog in certain legal proceedings involving a witness or victim when permitted by the judge; and to provide for the definition and criteria of a dog qualifying as a certified facility dog and a certified handler.
|April 28, 2016||H||Indefinitely Postponed|
|April 13, 2016||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|March 22, 2016||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||April 13, 2016||Room 617 at 00:00||House JUDY Hearing|
|Bill Text||HB460 Alabama 2016 Session - Introduced|