Animal control officers; magistrate to issue arrest warrant for complaint for felony offense. (HB904)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal control officers; obstruction.  Clarifies the role of animal control officers in light of two changes made to criminal procedure statutes during the 2009 Session of the General Assembly. First, the provision in Title 3.2 is conformed with existing Title 18.2 to show that the heightened penalty for obstructing an animal control officer in the performance of his duties was increased from a Class 4 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor. Second, Title 19.2 is amended to show that animal control officers may obtain a felony warrant from a magistrate, as stated in 3.2-6555, although a law-enforcement officer must execute such warrant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102653D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Read first time
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB904E
02/09/2010Printed as engrossed 10102653D-E
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
02/22/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Read third time
02/24/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB904ER)
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB904ER)
03/02/2010Signed by Speaker
03/03/2010Signed by President
04/07/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 240 (effective 7/1/10)
04/07/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)