Animal shelter and pounds; allowed to purchase, etc., certain controlled substances for euthanizing. (HB2097)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal shelters and pounds; administration of certain medications. Allows the Board of Pharmacy to register an animal shelter or pound to purchase, possess, and administer certain Schedule II-VI controlled substances approved by the State Veterinarian for the purpose of euthanizing injured, sick, homeless, and unwanted domestic pets and animals; and to purchase, possess, and administer certain Schedule VI controlled substances for the purpose of preventing, controlling, and treating certain communicable diseases that failure to control would result in transmission to the animal population in the shelter or pound. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094100672
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Read first time
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2097)
01/22/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/23/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read third time
02/18/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2009Emergency clause added
02/18/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Placed on Calendar
02/20/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2097ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2097ER)
02/26/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 149 (effective 3/6/09)
03/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0149)