Shooting trespassing dogs; 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 trespassing dogs; penalty. Raises from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for a person who shoots and kills a dog owned by another when such dog is not injuring or threatening any person or companion animal and holds the shooter liable to the owner for the value of the dog and any veterinarian bills incurred as a result of the shooting. Amends § 3.2-6570, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/03/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


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


Tim Greene writes:

This is good.

grant giunchi writes:

Ah yes i am very agreeing with this decision.

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