Animal shelters; administration of Schedule VI biological products. (SB996)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal shelters; vaccinations; administration of biological products. Authorizes the operator or custodian of a public animal shelter to vaccinate animals that are confined in such shelter to prevent the risk of communicable diseases. The bill also provides that a public or private animal shelter may purchase, possess, and administer certain Schedule VI biological products for the purpose of preventing, controlling, and treating certain communicable diseases that failure to control would result in transmission to the animal population in the shelter and may administer such biological products only pursuant to written protocols. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Passed


03/05/2018Unanimous consent to introduce
03/05/2018Presented and ordered printed 18108030D
03/05/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/06/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Read first time
03/07/2018Engrossed by Senate
03/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Placed on Calendar
03/08/2018Read first time
03/08/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
03/08/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB996)
03/08/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Read third time
03/10/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB996ER)
03/20/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB996ER)
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
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 774 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0774)


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.