Animal cruelty; requires veterinarian to report. (HB1145)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Veterinarians; reporting suspected animal cruelty.  Requires any veterinarian who, in his professional capacity, believes or has reason to believe that an animal has been subjected to animal cruelty to immediately report the matter to an animal control officer, law-enforcement officer, or representative of the State Veterinarian. This bill provides that any veterinarian who in good faith makes a report pursuant to this section shall not be liable for civil damages resulting from the report. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101308D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/27/2010Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/27/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/01/2010Assigned HWI sub: #3
02/02/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/04/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Committee substitute printed 10105032D-H1
02/08/2010Read first time
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105032D-H1
02/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1145H1
02/10/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/01/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2010Committee amendments agreed to
03/03/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2010Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Placed on Calendar
03/05/2010Senate amendments agreed to by House (94-Y 4-N)
03/05/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1145ER)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1145ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)