Pet shops; local ordinance requiring bond for out-of-state breeder. (HB865)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pet shops; local ordinance; bond for dogs obtained from out-of-state breeder. Authorizes any local governing body to adopt an ordinance that requires any pet shop selling dogs procured from outside the Commonwealth to furnish a bond of at least $5,000 if it maintains for sale an average of 50 or fewer dogs per year and not more than $30,000 if it maintains for sale an average of 51 or more dogs per year. The bill authorizes such a locality to reduce or waive the bond requirement at its discretion and to terminate the bond requirement for a pet shop that has operated without interruption for 10 years without having its bond called by the locality. The bill provides that if a pet shop ceases business operations, the locality shall have the right to call the bond and utilize the resulting funds as necessary to protect the welfare of the animals or fish from the shop. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100009D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB865)
01/25/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Committee substitute printed 18106289D-H1
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106289D-H1
02/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB865H1
02/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB865H1)
02/06/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/15/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2018Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Placed on Calendar
02/22/2018Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB865ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB865ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 272 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0272)