Community cat programs; localities to authorize operation of programs. (SB699)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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


11/26/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100729D
11/26/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB699)
01/29/2015Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)