Yesterday night, the House of Representatives passed Desmond's Law! HB 5344, An Act Concerning Support For Cats and DogsThat Are Neglected Or Treated Cruelly, would allow courts to assign volunteer legal advocates to assist in the prosecution of animal abuse cases.
Yesterday I was joined by my colleague Rep. Brenda Kupchick and animal welfare advocates for a press conference in support of Desmond's Law. This legislation would allow courts to assign volunteer legal advocates to assist in the prosecution of animal abuse cases.
Yesterday I welcomed a dozen therapy dogs and their handlers to the Capitol for Animal Therapy Day. The event raised awareness of the important role therapy animals play during times of trauma and crisis.
Yesterday I held a press conference on legislation to ban flame retardants in children' s products with my Co-Chair on the Children's Committee, Sen. Bartolomeo. HB 5299, An Act Concerning Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals in Children’s Products and Upholstered Residential Furniture, would ban the sale of children’s products containing certain toxic flame retardant chemicals.