Animal control officers; training. (SB651)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal control officers; training. Requires animal control officers hired on or after July 1, 2017, to complete a basic animal control course within one year after the date of hire. Current law requires completion of such training course within two years after the date of hire. Amends § 3.2-6556, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103320D
01/18/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB651)
02/04/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB651E
02/09/2016Printed as engrossed 16103320D-E
02/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB651E)
02/10/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Placed on Calendar
02/12/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/17/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2016Read second time
02/19/2016Read third time
02/19/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB651ER)
02/22/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB651ER)
02/22/2016Signed by President
02/22/2016Signed by Speaker
02/22/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/22/16
02/22/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 29, 2016
02/29/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 60 (effective 7/1/16)
02/29/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0060)