Cruelty to animals; treatment for violations, ownership of animals. (HB425)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Cruelty to animals; treatment for violations; ownership of animals. Prohibits a person convicted of an animal cruelty violation from possession or ownership of a companion animal. Current law authorizes a court to prohibit possession or ownership at its discretion. The bill also requires a court to require any person convicted of an animal cruelty violation to attend an anger management or other appropriate treatment program or to obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling. The bill authorizes a court to not require such treatment if it finds, based on clear and convincing evidence, that such person presents no present or future likelihood of repeating the violation or of causing harm to himself or others. Current law authorizes a court to require such treatment at its discretion. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2018Committee
01/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102769D
01/06/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources