Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of; approval of guidance document prior to adoption. (HB157)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)

Progress

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

Description

Guidance documents for care of animals. Requires that guidance documents developed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) for the care of animals be subject to public comment prior to their adoption by the Department. The bill also requires the Department to submit the guidance document to the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services for their approval prior to its adoption. The bill specifies that the guidance document has no force of law and cannot be the basis for denial or approval of the operation of a private animal shelter and requires every approved guidance document to be posted on the Department's website. Amends § 3.2-6501, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/08/2016: Passed the House

History

DateAction
12/22/2015Committee
12/22/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100492D
12/22/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Agriculture
01/13/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee Agriculture
01/13/2016Assigned ACNR sub:
01/14/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB157)
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Committee substitute printed 16104780D-H1
02/04/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Read second time
02/05/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104780D-H1
02/05/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB157H1
02/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB157H1)
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)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/2016Continued to 2017 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

David Gallivan writes:

Will allow PETA to kill animals