Animal intake policy; animal control officers, etc., shall annually file with State Veterinarian. (HB476)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

Progress

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

Description

Submission of animal intake policy. Requires animal control officers, humane investigators, and releasing agencies to include a description of their animal intake policy in their annual report to the State Veterinarian regarding animals in their custody. Amends § 3.2-6549, § 3.2-6557, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Committee
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102131D
01/08/2016Referred 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:
01/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB476)
01/20/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Read first time
01/25/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/01/2016Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Committee substitute printed 16105904D-S1
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB476S1)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2016Committee amendments rejected
03/03/2016Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105904D-S1
03/03/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB476S1
03/03/2016Passed Senate with substitute (34-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Placed on Calendar
03/07/2016Passed by for the day
03/08/2016Senate substitute agreed to by House 16105904D-S1 (74-Y 25-N)
03/08/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2016Enrolled
03/09/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB476ER)
03/09/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB476ER)
03/09/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0678)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

WITH THE RECOMMENDATION THAT IT BE REJECTED, THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO? RECORD THEIR VOTE AYE; THOSE ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL OPPOSED, NO. ALL THE NOS HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS REJECTED. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE IF ANY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE ADOPTED. President: THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO? ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTE AYE; THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTUS. THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE JUST CLARIFIED THE INTENT OF THE BILL AND WHAT THE BILL DOES IS REQUIRE RELEASING AGENCIES, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS AND HUGH MAN INVESTIGATORS TO INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR ANIMAL INTAKE POLICY IN THEIR ANNUAL SHALL HOUSE BILL 476 PASS? REPORT. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTE AYE; THOSE OPPOSED, NO.


Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg): FEVER. IT HAD A LITTLE FISCAL IMPACT OF $56,000 TO ADD ONE LINE ITEM ON THE APPLICATION TO THE STATE VETERINARIAN'S OFFICE, SO WHAT THE SENATE DID WAS THEY PUT ON AMENDMENT ON IT THAT SAID THAT YOU DIDN'T PUT YOUR INTAKE POLICY ON YOUR APPLICATION, YOU JUST MAILED A COPY INTO THE STATE VETERINARIAN. I HOPE IT WILL BE THE PLEASURE OF THE BODY TO ACCEPT THE SENATE AMENDMENTS.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE SENATE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.