Dogs, dangerous and vicious; any person may apply to magistrate for issuance of summons. (SB950)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dangerous and vicious dogs. Authorizes persons who have reason to believe that a canine or canine crossbreed is a dangerous or vicious dog to apply to a magistrate for the issuance of a summons requiring the owner or custodian to appear in court at a specified time. Currently, the authority to go to the magistrate to obtain a summons is the responsibility of law-enforcement and animal control officers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098121248
01/07/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2009Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB950)