Tethering animals; adequate space. (HB1827)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


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, contain metal chain links, 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." Amends § 3.2-6500, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/14/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee


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)

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