Protective orders; court may include therein provisions for protection of companion animals, etc. (HB2381)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; companion animals and livestock. Provides that a court may include in a protective order provisions for the protection of companion animals and livestock owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the party, or his family or household members, for whose benefit the protective order was entered. Read the Bill »


02/23/2009: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090265720
01/14/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2381)
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 090425720-H1
02/06/2009Read first time
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090425720-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2381H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/20/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2381H1)
02/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2381H1)
02/23/2009Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.