Police animals; killing or injuring, penalty. (SB1675)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103633D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1675)
01/16/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2019Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Placed on Calendar
01/24/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1675)
02/12/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/15/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed House (91-Y 7-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1675ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/25/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1675ER)
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1675ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/26/2019Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (19-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Chair votes Yes
04/03/2019House rejected Governor's recommendation (47-Y 50-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: REJECTED (47-Y 50-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Communicated to Governor
04/03/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
05/01/2019G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2307.