Companion animals; surgical sterilization program. (SB18)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Companion animal surgical sterilization program; fund; penalty. Establishes a fund to reimburse participating veterinarians for the surgical sterilizations they perform on eligible cats or dogs. The bill provides that a surcharge of $5 per ton of pet food distributed in the Commonwealth be deposited in the fund and such pet food be exempted from the existing litter tax. An animal will be eligible for sterilization under the program if it is a feral or free-roaming cat or is owned by a low-income individual or a releasing agency such as an animal shelter. The bill establishes penalties for providing false information or submitting false payment requests. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/04/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100388D
12/04/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB18)
01/28/2016Continued to 2017 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2016Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources