Pet shops; sale of dogs, maintenance and availability of records. (HB877)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pet shops; sale of dogs; maintenance and availability of records. Amends the definition of "pet shop" to clarify that such entity is a "retail" establishment and requires any pet shop that sells dogs to post a notice stating that USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) inspection reports are available prior to purchase. The bill requires the shop to (i) maintain a written record containing such reports and other detailed information about each dog for at least two years after the date of sale of the dog, (ii) make the record available to purchasers and other specified parties, and (iii) transmit certain information for dogs obtained from a breeder or dealer or a private or public animal shelter to the local animal control officer upon request. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104178D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB877)
01/25/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB877E
02/05/2018Printed as engrossed 18104178D-E
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)
02/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB877E)
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 amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read third time
03/02/2018Reading of amendments waived
03/02/2018Committee amendments from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources agreed to
03/02/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/02/2018Committee amendment from Finance agreed to
03/02/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2018Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate amendments #1 and #2 agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Senate amendment #3 rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Orrock, Marshall, Keam
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Stanley, Hanger, Marsden
03/09/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB877ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB877ER)
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 780 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)


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 2 minutes.