Companion animals; authorizes localities to charge for the repeated impoundment thereof. (SB663)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local fees for companion animals. Removes the cap that localities may charge for the burial or cremation of animals; increases the license fee cap for cats and dogs from $10 to $25; and authorizes localities to charge additional fees for the repeated impoundment of the same animal. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Presented and ordered printed 084576744
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Committee substitute printed 083263204-S1
01/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Read second time
01/23/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083263204-S1
01/23/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB663S1
01/24/2008Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/20/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2008Read second time
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2008Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2008Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB663ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 347 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 345 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)