Comprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. (SB1462)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)

Progress

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

Description

Comprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Subjects certain animal care statutes to enforcement under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (§ 59.1-196 et seq.). These statutes relate to the misrepresentation of animals' conditions, the posting of information about dogs, and written notice of consumer remedies required to be provided by pet shops, pet dealers, and animal boarding establishments. The bill also increases from one year to two years following the date of sale the period of time for which a pet dealer is required to maintain a copy of the pet dealer's animal history certificate that is signed by the consumer. Amends § 3.2-6509, § 3.2-6512, § 3.2-6514, § 3.2-6515, § 3.2-6519, § 59.1-200, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101012D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources committee on 01/24/2019. It meets on Thursday, 1/2 hour after adjournment—Senate Room B.

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