Companion animals; sellers of dogs & cats adhere to sterilization requirements applied to shelters. (HB1570)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Companion animals; sterilization; penalty. Requires that sellers of dogs and cats adhere to the same sterilization requirements currently applied to releasing agencies, such as shelters and pounds. Breed improvers, fancier breeders, and hobby breeders would be exempt from the requirements. Violators would be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $150, while persons fraudulently claiming exemption would be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 083261552
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2008Assigned ACNRsub: #1 Agriculture
01/30/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1570)
02/12/2008Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


VA A., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Delegate Hull's Bill

Bob Kane writes:

Falls Church delegate Hull has introduced four VVAW bills in three years. This bill is very similar to last year's defeated California AB1634, which set up arbitrary hurdles to be jumped in order to avoid sterilizing your pet. HB1570 is not only bad policy, it's impossible to implement without creating a pet police state.

RI writes:

This bill has been tabled precisely as all bad legislation should be.