Animal Ban For Cruelty To Animals Conviction
Animal cruelty - mental health treatment - order preventing pet ownership. The act allows a court to impose a mental health treatment program or appropriate treatment program as a sentence for animal cruelty. The act requires a court to enter an order prohibiting a person convicted of felony animal cruelty from owning a pet animal for a period of 3 to 5 years and a juvenile adjudicated a delinquent for an animal cruelty crime from owning a pet animal, unless the defendant or juvenile's treatment provider makes a specific recommendation not to impose the ban and the court agrees with the recommendation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)