Dangerous or vicious dogs; emotional distress damages. (HB2257)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Dangerous or vicious dogs; emotional distress damages. Authorizes a general district court to order the owner of a dog that is found to be a dangerous dog to pay restitution for emotional distress damages to any person injured by the animal or whose companion animal was injured or killed by the animal. The bill also authorizes the court to order the owner of a dog that is found to be a vicious dog to pay restitution for emotional distress damages to any person injured by the animal or to the estate of any person killed by the animal. Amends § 3.2-6540, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2019: Subcommittee Recommends Killing the Bill

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103061D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 0-N)

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