Sale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue. (SB1204)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Sale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue. Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances prohibiting the sale in a business of any dog or cat that was not obtained from a Virginia releasing agency or a nonprofit animal rescue organization. Amends § 3.2-6545, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102768D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/06/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/13/2017Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
02/21/2017Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

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.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

[APPLAUSE] THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY SAID AFTER THEY HEARD ME THEY DECIDED NOT TO COME TODAY WELL, I BELIEVE -- I DON'T BELIEVE HE SAID THAT THAT WAS THE WORD ON THE STREET, SENATOR MAKES IT ALL CLEAR NOW FOR ME, MR. PRESIDENT. MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE TO INTRODUCE SOMEONE WHO I CALL A CLOSE FRIEND. IN POLITICS WE TRAVEL OUR DISTRICTS AND MANY TIMES WE GET TO MEET PEOPLE AND SOMETIMES IT IS ONLY FOR AN INSTANT BUT THEY MAKE AN IMPRESSION FOR A LIFETIME. OTHER TIMES YOU GET TO MEET THEM AND AT THAT INSTANT YOU ARE SO IMPRESSED WITH THEM AND WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO THAT THEY BECOME FRIENDS FOR A LIFETIME. THIS GENTLEMAN IS A FRIEND FOR A LIFETIME AND SOMEONE I ADMIRE GREATLY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, MY FRIEND CHAD MARTIN IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE GREATEST ADVOCATE IN MY AREA FOR THE POOR, THE DOWN TRODDEN, THOSE SEEKING HELP, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AT GREAT SACRIFICE OF HIS TIME AND GREAT SACRIFICE OF HIS EMOTION WHEN HE COULD HAVE BEEN DOING SOMETHING ELSE. HE WAS THERE BEING THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS. I ADMIRE HIM SO GREATLY AND OVER THE TIME I HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM AND FIRST DOWN THAT HE IS A SOLDIER OF GOD, HE HAS A HEART OF GOLD AND I SWEAR ONE OF THE

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2116.

Comments

Bethany Miracle writes:

What is the status of this bill? Can someone help me understand what it means when the bill is "laying on the table"? Does this mean that it still has a chance of being passed? Thank you for your assistance! Bethany

Waldo Jaquith writes:

That's a legislative euphemism for killing the bill.