Dangerous dog; deferral of proceedings, removal of finding. (HB2745)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dangerous dog; deferral of proceedings. Authorizes a court to defer proceedings in the adjudication of an animal as a dangerous dog. Such authority requires the court to place conditions upon the owner of the animal, the violation of which shall authorize the court to proceed as it otherwise would have. The bill provides that upon the fulfillment of the conditions, the court shall dismiss the proceedings against the animal and the owner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104730D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/30/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19105875D-H1
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105875D-H1
02/01/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2745H1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House (71-Y 25-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2745ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 190 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0190)