Companion animal; surgical sterilization program, penalty. (SB799)

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 requires that a surcharge of $5 per ton of pet food distributed in the Commonwealth be deposited in the fund and that such pet food be exempted from the existing litter tax. An animal will be eligible for sterilization under the program at no or reduced cost to its owner or caretaker 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


10/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100677D
10/07/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB799)
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB799)
01/19/2017Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)