Companion animal; surgical sterilization program, fund, penalty. (SB622)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Companion animal surgical sterilization program; fund; penalty. Establishes a fund to reimburse participating veterinarians for the surgical sterilizations they perform on eligible cats or dogs. The bill provides that a surcharge of $50 per ton of pet food distributed in the Commonwealth be deposited in the fund and such pet food be exempted from the existing litter tax. An animal will be eligible for sterilization under the program if it is a feral or free-roaming cat or is owned by a low-income individual or an animal shelter or other releasing agency. The bill establishes penalties for providing false information or submitting false payment requests. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101833D
01/16/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB622)
01/30/2014Continued to 2015 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2014Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources