Cats and dogs; authorizes local government to provide for lifetime licenses. (SB856)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

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
12/04/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101869D
12/04/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2017Impact statement from DHCD (SB856)
01/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Placed on Calendar
01/30/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read second time
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/10/2017Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017House amendments rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017House insisted on amendments
02/15/2017House requested conference committee
02/17/2017Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Conferees appointed by Senate
02/17/2017Senators: Hanger, Suetterlein, Mason
02/20/2017Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2017Delegates: Orrock, Poindexter, Keam
02/23/2017C Amended by conference committee
02/24/2017Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/24/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB856ER)
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 567 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0567)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 54 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1477 and SB1263.

Comments

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.........