Companion animals; court may include in protective order provisions prohibiting harm. (HB285)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield) with support from co-patron Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; companion animals. Provides that a court may include in a protective order provisions prohibiting harm to a companion animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the petitioner, or his family or household members, when the harm to the companion animal is with the intent to threaten, coerce, intimidate, or harm the petitioner or his family or household members. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100678D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB285)
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
02/03/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice