Animal control officers; training. (HB1211)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal control officers; training. Requires animal control officers hired on or after July 1, 2017, to complete a basic animal control course within one year after the date of hire. Current law requires completion of such training course within two years after the date of hire. Amends § 3.2-6556, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103893D
01/18/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1211)
01/25/2016Assigned to sub: Agriculture
01/25/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Read second time
02/05/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB1211E
02/05/2016Printed as engrossed 16103893D-E
02/08/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1211E)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1211ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1211ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 172 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0172)