Fox or coyote; penalty to erect, maintain, or operate an enclosure for purpose of hunting with dogs. (SB42)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Penning of fox or coyote; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to erect or maintain an enclosure for the purpose of pursuing, hunting, or killing or attempting to pursue, hunt, or kill a fox or coyote with dogs. The bill also makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to pursue a fox or coyote within such an enclosure with dogs,to stage or participate in any competition where such pursuit occurs, or to give or accept any award relating to such a competition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/16/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101913D
12/16/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB42)
02/06/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Committee substitute printed 14104764D-S1
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104764D-S1
02/10/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2014Passed by for the day
02/11/2014Read second time
02/11/2014Amendment by Senator Marsden withdrawn
02/11/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB42S1
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB42S1)
02/13/2014Placed on Calendar
02/13/2014Read first time
02/13/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/14/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
02/19/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/26/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Committee substitute printed 14105317D-H1
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB42H1)
02/28/2014Passed by for the day
03/03/2014Passed by for the day
03/04/2014Passed by for the day
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105317D-H1
03/05/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB42H1
03/05/2014Passed House with substitute (84-Y 14-N)
03/05/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N)
03/06/2014Title replaced 14105317D-H1
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB42ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
03/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB42ER)
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 605 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0605)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 16 minutes.