Iowa: 25 estados incluyen animales en órdenes de alejamiento en violencia doméstica

Escrito por Núria Querol/ NLC. Publicado en Violencia Doméstica.

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Iowa se convirtió en el 25 estado que permite la inclusión de los animales en las órdenes de alejamiento en situaciones de violencia, cuando el gobernador Terry Branstad firmo la Ley "File 2118". La ley permite específicamente los jueces , emitir una orden temporal o permanente para incluir cualquier " mascota o animal de compañía " perteneciente a la peticionaria , respondiente , o hijo menor de edad " cuyo bienestarpuede verse afectado. " En un lenguaje similar a la promulgada en tribunales de otros estados de Iowa ahora pueden prohibir al demandado acercarse , la captura, transferencia,gravar, ocultar, molestar, atacar, golpear , amenazar, dañar , o de otro modo disponer dela mascota o animal de compañía .  

Las nuevas disposiciones excluyen específicamente los animales de explotaciones ganaderas usados exclusiva o principalmente para fines comerciales. Las órdenes de alejamiento que incluyen animales han ido ganando popularidad desde que se aprobó la primera iniciativa en Maine en 2006 .

Leyes similares se encuentran también en el Distrito de Columbia y Puerto Rico. Actualmente, existen proyectos de ley en Ohio y New Hampshire.




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May 14, 2014 85GA
Bill History for SF 2118
By Judiciary.
A bill for an act relating to domestic abuse protective orders and pets or companion animals owned or held by a petitioner, respondent, or minor child of the petitioner or respondent in a domestic abuse case. (Formerly SF 177.) Effective 7-1-14.

February 5, 2014 Introduced, placed on calendar. S.J. 202.
February 5, 2014 Committee report, approving bill. S.J. 206.
February 24, 2014 Passed Senate, ayes 49, nays none. S.J. 316.
February 24, 2014 Immediate message. S.J. 317.
February 24, 2014 Message from Senate. H.J. 309.
February 25, 2014 Read first time, referred to Judiciary. H.J. 319.
February 27, 2014 Subcommittee, Kaufmann, Baltimore, and Meyer. H.J. 370.
March 11, 2014 Committee report, recommending passage. H.J. 478.
March 13, 2014 Amendment H-8120 filed. H.J. 497.
March 19, 2014 Amendment H-8136 filed. H.J. 550.
March 21, 2014 Placed on calendar under unfinished business. H.J. 560.
March 25, 2014 Point of order raised amendment H-8136 not germane. H.J. 570.
March 25, 2014 Ruled germane amendment H-8136H.J. 570.
March 25, 2014 Amendment H-8136 adopted. H.J. 571.
March 25, 2014 Amendment H-8120 out of order. H.J. 571.
March 25, 2014 Passed House, ayes 73, nays 22. H.J. 571.
March 26, 2014 Explanation of vote. H.J. 601.
March 25, 2014 Immediate message. H.J. 577.
March 26, 2014 Message from House, with amendment S-5093S.J. 641.
April 1, 2014 Senate refused to concur with S-5093S.J. 683.
April 1, 2014 Immediate message. S.J. 684.
April 1, 2014 Message from Senate. H.J. 639.
April 16, 2014 House receded. H.J. 756.
April 16, 2014 Passed House, ayes 83, nays 10. H.J. 757.
April 16, 2014 Immediate message. H.J. 758.
April 16, 2014 Message from House. S.J. 789.
April 22, 2014 Reported correctly enrolled, signed by President and Speaker. S.J. 826.
April 22, 2014 Sent to Governor. S.J. 826.
April 25, 2014 Signed by Governor. S.J. 868.
 






Senate File 2118 - Enrolled

SENATE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO SF 177) \5 A BILL FOR \1 Senate File 2118

AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND PETS OR COMPANION ANIMALS OWNED OR HELD BY A PETITIONER, RESPONDENT, OR MINOR CHILD OF THE PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT IN A DOMESTIC ABUSE CASE. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:

Section 1. Section 236.3, subsection 1, Code 2014, is amended by adding the following new paragraph:
NEW PARAGRAPH. 0g. Name or description of any pet or companion animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, respondent, or minor child of the petitioner or respondent whose welfare may be affected by the controversy. However, this paragraph shall not apply to livestock as defined in section 717.1, held solely or primarily for commercial purposes. Sec. 2. Section 236.4, Code 2014, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 3A. The court may include in the temporary order issued pursuant to this section a grant to the petitioner of the exclusive care, possession, or control of any pets or companion animals owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, respondent, or minor child of the petitioner or respondent whose welfare may be affected by the controversy. The court may forbid the respondent from approaching, taking, transferring, encumbering, concealing, molesting, attacking, striking, threatening, harming, or otherwise disposing of the pet or companion animal. This subsection shall not apply to livestock as defined in section 717.1, held solely or primarily for commercial purposes. Sec. 3. Section 236.4, subsection 4, Code 2014, is amended to read as follows: 4. If a hearing is continued, the court may make or extend any temporary order under subsection 2, or 3, or 3A that it deems necessary. Sec. 4. Section 236.5, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 2014, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (7) A grant to the petitioner of the exclusive care, possession, or control of any pets or companion animals owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, respondent, or minor child of the petitioner or respondent whose welfare may be affected by the controversy. The court may forbid the respondent from approaching, taking, transferring, encumbering, concealing, molesting, attacking, striking, threatening, harming, or otherwise disposing of the pet or companion animal. This subparagraph shall not apply to livestock as defined in section 717.1, held solely or primarily for commercial purposes.


PAM JOCHUM President of the Senate

KRAIG PAULSEN Speaker of the House I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and is known as Senate File 2118, Eighty=fifth General Assembly.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL Secretary of the Senate Approved , 2014 TERRY E. BRANSTAD Governor
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