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


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  • 02/11/2014 Amendment by Senator Marsden withdrawn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