Cruelty to animals; increases penalty. (HB1874)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patron Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Shooting dogs or cats that are companion animals; penalty. Provides that any person who cruelly or unnecessarily shoots any dog or cat that is a companion animal and, as a direct result, causes the death or euthanasia of such dog or cat is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Amends § 3.2-6570, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/09/2019: Passed the General Assembly


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102784D
01/03/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1874)
01/03/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106243D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1874H1)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106243D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1874H1
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1874H1)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (91-Y 6-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/2019Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (HB2642-Levine) (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Reconsidered by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19107355D-S1
02/18/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19107369D-S2
02/19/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1874S2)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1874S2)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2019Committee substitute rejected 19107355D-S1
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19107369D-S2
02/20/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1874S2
02/20/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Delegates: Ransone, Bell, R.B., Mullin
02/21/2019Placed on Calendar
02/21/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19107369D-S2 (0-Y 99-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Ransone, Bell, Robert B., Mullin
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: DeSteph, Spruill, Chafin
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Conference substitute printed 19107614D-H2
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 1-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1874H2)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1874ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB1874ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1874ER)
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 536 (effective 7/1/19)


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