Dogs; killing or injuring livestock or poultry, animal control officer to seize dog committing. (HB740)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Duty to kill a dog injuring livestock or poultry; limitation by locality. Allows certain localities by ordinance to limit or eliminate the duty of a local animal control officer to kill or seize a dog found in the act of injuring noncommercial poultry. The bill also allows localities to alter the rights of certain persons to kill dogs found chasing livestock or poultry. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101742D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB740)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB740)
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Committee substitute printed 14104523D-H1
01/30/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Read second time
01/31/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104523D-H1
01/31/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB740H1
02/03/2014Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/03/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB740H1)
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 (HB740ER)
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB740ER)
02/20/2014Signed by Speaker
02/22/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 137 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0137)


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 55 seconds.