Endangered and threatened species; possession of such species as a personal pet. (SB50)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Endangered and threatened species. Allows a person to possess and transport any animal included on any federal list of endangered or threatened species when the federal government, under the Federal Endangered Species Act, authorizes the possession of such species as a personal pet. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100672D
12/17/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/09/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/14/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB50)
01/15/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Placed on Calendar
01/20/2014Read first time
01/20/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB50)
02/14/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
02/19/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Committee substitute printed 14105087D-H1
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB50H1)
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Passed by for the day
03/03/2014Passed by for the day
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105087D-H1
03/04/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB50H1
03/04/2014Passed House with substitute (95-Y 4-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Title replaced 14105087D-H1
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB50ER)
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB50ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 481 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0481)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.