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. 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)