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2015 House Bill 4478: Authorize PPOs for threats against pets

Public Act 94 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Robert Kosowski (D) on April 21, 2015
To authorize courts to issue a personal protection order against a former spouse or boyfriend who threatens, harms or tries to take an animal in which the petitioner has an ownership interest, or who interferes with the petitioner's efforts to remove the animal from premises the premises of the individual to be restrained.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on April 21, 2015
Reported in the House on June 9, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 14, 2015
To establish that the bill goes into effect 90 days after enactment.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 14, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on October 14, 2015
To clarify that the bill applies to any "companion animal," and not just dogs and cats.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 14, 2015
Received in the Senate on October 20, 2015
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 20, 2015
Reported in the Senate on February 4, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on April 14, 2016
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 3, 2016

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