Animal abuser registration; penalties. (HB2242)

Introduced By

Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal abuser registration; penalties. Requires anyone 18 or older who has been convicted of a felony violation of an animal cruelty law to register with the office of the primary law-enforcement agency in the locality when he is present in Virginia for more than 10 consecutive days and to renew his registration annually for 15 years. The agency is required to collect and forward to the Attorney General the abuser's registration information and to provide certain information to all residences, schools, animal shelters, and businesses within one-half mile of the abuser's location. The bill requires the Attorney General to maintain a publicly accessible registry of the abusers who are required to register. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103005D
01/14/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2242)
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Susie S. writes:

The main registry needed is a drunk driver registry.