Humane investigators; appointment. (SB842)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Humane investigators.  Allows the appointment of new humane investigators. Currently, existing humane investigators may be reappointed, but the program is no longer open to new participants. The administrative entity that oversees animal control will be required to (i) supervise humane investigators and (ii) maintain and annually update a list of persons eligible for appointment as humane investigators. Circuit courts that appoint a humane investigator must notify the administrative entity that oversees animal control in the locality where the humane investigator serves if a humane investigator's term expires and he is not appointed to a succeeding term before or within 30 days. The administrative entity that oversees animal control in the locality where the humane investigator was appointed may suspend, discharge or restrict the performance of humane investigator appointees for good cause under the same administrative process used for disciplinary actions against animal control officers. Read the Bill »

Status

02/07/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103312D
01/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB842)
02/07/2011Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with letter (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)