Animal protection officers; powers of those in localities with county manager form of government. (HB239)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal control officers; county manager form of government.  Requires that the division of police in localities using the county manager form of government, currently only Henrico County, have an animal protection police officer and at least one deputy animal protection police officer. These officers shall have all of the powers vested in law-enforcement officers as defined in 9.1-101, provided they have met the minimum qualifications and have been certified under 15.2-1705 and 15.2-1706. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101582D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/22/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
01/22/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB239)
02/09/2010Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Read first time
02/11/2010Read second time
02/11/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB239E
02/11/2010Printed as engrossed 10101582D-E
02/12/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB239E)
02/12/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/22/2010Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Rereferred to Local Government
03/02/2010Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Read third time
03/05/2010Passed by for the day
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Passed by for the day
03/09/2010Read third time
03/09/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB239ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
03/30/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB239ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)


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 2 minutes.