Private animal shelter; clarifies purpose and definition. (SB1381)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patrons Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), and Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Definition of private animal shelter. Clarifies that the purpose of a private animal shelter is to find permanent adoptive homes and facilitate other lifesaving outcomes for animals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103656D
01/21/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1381)
01/29/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1381)
02/03/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2015Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/18/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Read second time
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Amendment by Delegate Orrock agreed to
02/23/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2015Passed House with amendment (95-Y 2-N)
02/23/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1381ER)
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1381ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 492 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0492)


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.


alice decamps writes:

Any bill that forces any animal into a kill shelter should be voted down. Do not put limits on animal advocates, there are many more of these people than you realize and they VOTE. Animal rights has come a long way since Michael Vick, do not kill a growing public sentiment.