Devocalization of cats and dogs; veterinarians to keep records of procedures, etc., penalty. (HB158)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Devocalization of cats and dogs; penalty. Requires veterinarians to keep records of devocalization procedures and provides that any person, including a licensed veterinarian, who performs a surgical devocalization on a cat or dog when such procedure is not necessary to treat or relieve an illness, disease, or injury or to correct a congenital abnormality that is causing or may cause the animal physical pain or harm is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103506D
01/06/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB158)
01/18/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
02/01/2012Continued to 2013 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
11/29/2012Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Comments

Ann Rudd writes:

Del Hope submitted this bill on my suggestion. I cannot believe that anyone with any kind of feeling towards dogs and cats would vote against this. But then this is Virginia!