Pet shops; procurement of certain dogs, penalty. (SB1043)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pet shops; procurement of dogs; penalty. Prohibits a commercial dog breeder from selling a dog without providing to the purchaser a form signed by the breeder stating that the breeder is in full compliance with the requirements for a commercial dog breeder and prohibits a pet shop or dealer from purchasing a dog without obtaining such document. The bill directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to develop and make available such document on the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website. The bill provides that a violation of these prohibitions is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/27/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101326D
11/27/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/09/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1043)
01/24/2019Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)