Animal bite history; disclosure of information. (SB571)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Releasing agencies; notice of dangerous animal; penalty. Requires a custodian of a releasing agency, animal control officer, law-enforcement officer, or humane investigator, upon taking custody of any dog or cat from a person in the course of his official duties, to ask and document whether, if known, the dog or cat has bitten a person or other animal and the circumstances and date of such bite. The bill requires any representative of a releasing agency, animal control officer, law-enforcement officer, or humane investigator, upon release of a dog or cat for (i) adoption, (ii) return to a rightful owner, or (iii) transfer to another agency, to disclose, if known, that the dog or cat has bitten a person or other animal and the circumstances and date of such bite. Violation of such requirements is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Amends § 3.2-6557, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100873D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB571)
01/18/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Committee substitute printed 18105568D-S1
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105568D-S1
01/26/2018Floor substitute printed 18106102D-S2 (DeSteph)
01/26/2018Substitute by Senator DeSteph agreed to 18106102D-S2
01/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB571S2
01/29/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB571S2)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/26/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Enrolled
02/28/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB571ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB571ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0678)