Veterinary technicians; supervision, reporting of animal cruelty. (HB802)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

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

Description

Veterinary technicians; supervision; reporting of animal cruelty. Clarifies the licensing requirements for a veterinarian in charge of a licensed veterinary technician by specifying that the supervising veterinarian shall be licensed in the Commonwealth or shall be employed by the Commonwealth or the United States while engaged in the performance of his official duties. The bill also removes the current prohibition on non-salary compensation of the veterinary technician for the performance of supervised acts relating to the treatment of an animal and expands, from a veterinarian to any person regulated by the Board of Veterinary Medicine, the category of persons granted immunity from civil or criminal liability or administrative sanction for reporting suspected animal cruelty. Amends § 54.1-3806, § 54.1-3812.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101382D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB802)
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/28/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/18/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Enrolled
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB802ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB802ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 100 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0100)