Livestock or poultry; compensation owner is entitled to receive for those killed or injured by dogs. (HB54)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) with support from co-patron Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation for livestock or poultry. Removes the cap on the fair market value that the owner of livestock or poultry that has been killed or injured by dogs is entitled to receive as compensation, provided certain procedures are followed. Currently, such compensation cannot exceed $400 per animal or $10 per fowl. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100347D
12/03/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/09/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB54)
01/13/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/20/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/22/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB54H1)
01/22/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2014Committee substitute printed 14104088D-H1
01/23/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB54H1)
01/24/2014Read second time
01/24/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104088D-H1
01/24/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB54H1
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/13/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Read third time
02/18/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB54ER)
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB54ER)
02/20/2014Signed by Speaker
02/22/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 116 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0116)


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.