Police animals; killing or injuring, penalty. (HB2307)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), and Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Killing or injuring police animals; penalty. Requires a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of six months for any person who maliciously kills or injures an animal owned, used, or trained by a law-enforcement agency, regional jail, or the Department of Corrections while such animal is performing its lawful duties or is being kept in a kennel, pen, or stable while off duty. The bill also provides that such punishment shall be separate and apart from, and shall be made to run consecutively with, any other sentence. Amends § 18.2-144.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103973D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2307)
01/18/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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The following bills are identical to this one: SB1675.

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