Dogs or cats; sell, exchange, etc., prohibited on or in any roadside, parkway, etc. (SB1001)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale and procurement of certain pets. Prohibits the sale or display of a dog or cat on or in a roadside, parking lot, flea market, or similar place and limits the sources of pet shop dogs to humane societies, public animal shelters, and breeders who meet certain qualifications. The bill also establishes a record-keeping requirement for pet shops selling dogs and applies the existing misdemeanor penalty for a violation of the section to each dog sold or offered for sale. Localities are empowered to adopt ordinances more stringent than the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101860D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1001)
01/22/2015Committee substitute printed 15104104D-S1
01/22/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Read second time
01/27/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104104D-S1
01/27/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1001S1
01/28/2015Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1001S1)
02/09/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/18/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Committee substitute printed 15105143D-H1
02/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1001H1)
02/19/2015Read second time
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Passed by for the day
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105143D-H1
02/24/2015Amendment by Delegate Wilt agreed to
02/24/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB1001H1
02/24/2015Passed House with substitute with amendment (82-Y 15-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Reconsideration of House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Title replaced 15105143D-H1
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1001ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/09/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1001ER)
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)


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 4 minutes.


vhdoa writes:

The most disturbing thing about SB1001 was Sen. Stanley's effort to sidestep the Dillon Rule, creating regulatory morass. "Any locality may adopt an ordinance that is more stringent than the provisions set forth in this article."
Senate AG Committee killed that attempt.