Cats and dogs; local government may, by ordinance, provide for lifetime licenses. (HB1477)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

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

Description

Cats and dogs; lifetime licenses. Authorizes the governing body of a county or city to provide for a lifetime dog or cat license. The bill also removes the minimum annual tax for a dog or cat, sets the maximum tax for a lifetime license at $50, and limits the fee for a duplicate dog or cat tag to $1. Amends § 18.2-403.3, § 3.2-6527, § 3.2-6528, § 3.2-6530, § 3.2-6532, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/13/2016Committee
12/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101360D
12/13/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/13/2017Impact statement from DHCD (HB1477)
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read first time
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1477E
01/27/2017Printed as engrossed 17101360D-E
01/30/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105182D-S1
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Read third time
02/07/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105182D-S1
02/07/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1477S1
02/07/2017Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Senate substitute rejected by House 17105182D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/09/2017VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Senate requested conference committee
02/14/2017House acceded to request
02/14/2017Conferees appointed by House
02/14/2017Delegates: Orrock, Poindexter, Keam
02/15/2017Conferees appointed by Senate
02/15/2017Senators: Hanger, Suetterlein, Mason
02/23/2017C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2017Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1477ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 559 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0559)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB856 and SB1263.

Comments

Alice H., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

same as SB 856

Eva King writes:

I support this bill. It is a common sense measure that makes it much easier for pet owners to remain in compliance with licensing requirements.

Eva King writes:

I support this common sense bill, that makes it much easier for pet owners to remain compliant with licensing requirements.

Chris Orrock writes:

We got it the first time.........