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April 25, 2012

States with DV Pet Laws

States with laws or that have bills pending to include pets in 
domestic violence orders:


Passed (2006):
Vermont
Maine
New York
Passed (2007):
Nevada
Colorado
Connecticut
Tennessee

Pending bills filed this session:
Massachusetts
Illinois
Michigan
California
New Jersey
Washington
Utah
Rhode Island
Texas
Utah
Washington
Maryland

As you may have heard, Maine, Vermont, New York, Nevada, Tennessee 
and Connecticut all passed laws that would specifically allow judges 
to include pets in protective orders.

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