Community cat programs. (HB1586)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community cat programs. Allows localities to authorize the operation of community cat programs. In a community cat program, a caregiver who has an outdoor, free-roaming cat sterilized and returns it to the area where it was captured is not considered the legal owner or custodian of the cat. The bill exempts a community cat caregiver from criminal and civil liability for any decisions made or services rendered as part of a community cat program, except for willful and wanton misconduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102922D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1586)
01/19/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/26/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources