Cruelty to animals; drowning of an animal subject to criminal penalties. (HB958)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cruelty to animals; drowning. Includes the drowning of an animal as an act of cruelty subject to the criminal penalties of the cruelty statute in the animal care laws. The provisions of the bill would not apply to a person who has been issued a trapping permit to use a completely submerged body-gripping trap by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102955D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB958)
01/25/2016Assigned to sub: Agriculture
01/25/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources