Tethering animals; adequate space. (HB1827)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tethering animals; adequate space. Provides that a tether meets the requirement that an animal be given adequate space if the tether is four times the length of the animal or 15 feet long, whichever is greater, and does not cause injury or pain or weigh more than one-tenth of the animal's body weight. The bill provides that the walking of an animal on a leash by its owner shall not constitute tethering for the purpose of the definition of "adequate space." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102116D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/09/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1827)
01/09/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/16/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Read first time
01/21/2019Read second time
01/21/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB1827E
01/21/2019Printed as engrossed 19102116D-E
01/22/2019Read third time and passed House (79-Y 18-N)
01/22/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/22/2019Passed House (76-Y 22-N)
01/22/2019VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2019Committee amendments
02/07/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (4-Y 8-N 1-A) (see vote tally)