South Carolina: Senate passed bill would require judges receive 2 hours training every 4 years on animal cruelty

A bill passed unanimously by the South Carolina Senate to address animal cruelty in the state contains a judge-specific provision. SB 841 was drafted with a focus mainly on placing restrictions on how long animals can be tethered and under what conditions (news accounts here).

Under the bill as approved by the Senate Magistrate Court and Municipal Court judges must receive at least two hours of instruction on issues concerning animal cruelty every four years.

The bill now goes to the House.