Dogs; public animal shelters required to notify intent to euthanize. (SB801)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public animal shelters; dogs; euthanasia. Requires a public animal shelter to notify any person or releasing agency of its intent to euthanize an abandoned dog, and to wait five days before euthanizing the dog, if the person or agency has requested the adoption or transfer of the particular animal. The shelter is not required to provide such notice if it has reason to believe that the dog has injured a human or the dog meets certain other specified conditions for euthanasia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100684D
10/07/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB801)
01/19/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Committee substitute printed 17104187D-S1
01/19/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB801S1)
01/25/2017Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104187D-S1
01/27/2017Reading of amendment waived
01/27/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB801ES1
01/27/2017Printed as engrossed 17104187D-ES1
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB801ES1)
02/02/2017Placed on Calendar
02/02/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/06/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/21/2017Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources