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

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


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 »


01/16/2019: passed committee


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

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB2307.

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