Cruelty to animals; penalty if deprives animal of food, drink, shelter or veterinary treatment. (HB1900)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cruelty to animals; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony if any person who has been convicted of violating the animal cruelty statute is convicted within five years of the prior offense of intentionally depriving an animal of necessary food, drink, shelter, or emergency veterinary treatment, and either the previous or current violation has resulted in the death of an animal. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/04/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078135204
01/04/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/04/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB1900)
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1900E
02/05/2007Printed as engrossed 078135204-E
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1900ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1900ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 743 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0743)