A N A C T
RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - - CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 4-1 of the General Laws entitled "Cruelty to Animals" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
4-1-36. Psychiatric counseling. -- Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this chapter may, in addition to any penalties imposed, be evaluated to determine the need for psychiatric or psychological counseling, and, if determined appropriate by the court, to receive psychiatric or psychological counseling at his or her own expense.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.