Dangerous and vicious dogs; when owner is charged with a violation, officer shall confine dog, etc. (HB1562)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Control of dangerous and vicious dogs; penalties. Authorizes an animal control officer or law-enforcement officer to apply to a magistrate for a summons where the officer believes that the owner of a dangerous or vicious dog has willfully failed to comply with the law. The bill clarifies the distinctions between dangerous dogs and vicious dogs, requires the owner of either type of dog to provide basic care while confining the animal, and authorizes a court to order the owner to pay for the care of a dangerous or vicious dog while it is in state custody. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101195D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1562)
01/24/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1562E
01/25/2013Printed as engrossed 13101195D-E
01/28/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1562E)
02/07/2013Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed by temporarily
02/12/2013Passed by for the day
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2013Committee amendments rejected
02/13/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1562ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1562ER)
03/12/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB1562ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)


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 1 minute.