Civil immunity; forcible entry of motor vehicle to remove unattended companion animal. (HB1323)

Introduced By

Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Civil immunity; forcible entry of motor vehicle to remove unattended companion animal. Provides civil immunity to any person who forcibly enters a motor vehicle to remove an unattended companion animal that is at risk of serious bodily injury or death, provided that the person has attempted to contact a law-enforcement officer, animal control officer, or other emergency services personnel prior to such entry if feasible under the circumstances. The bill also provides immunity for acts or omissions that result in the loss of the animal by death or escape or any injury caused by the animal where such loss or injury would not have occurred but for the animal's unattended occupancy of the vehicle. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/21/2016Committee
01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103256D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Civil Law
01/26/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
01/26/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 20 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB38, SB9 and HB211.

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