Animal shelter and pounds; allowed to purchase, etc., certain controlled substances for euthanizing. (SB897)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Companion animals; releasing agencies. Allows the immediate administration of vaccinations and other veterinary care to any animal confined by a releasing agency. Currently a releasing agency could provide for the immediate euthanasia of a critically injured, critically ill, or unweaned animal for humane purposes, but could not provide routine veterinary care until the expiration of minimum five-day waiting period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
12/31/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093085272
12/31/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Committee substitute printed 093126272-S1
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB897)
01/27/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Read second time
01/28/2009Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093126272-S1
01/28/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB897S1
01/29/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB897S1)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read second time
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Emergency clause added
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB897ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB897ER)
03/23/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 169 (effective 3/23/09)
03/23/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)


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 1 minute.