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. Amends § 18.2-144.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/24/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice 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
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

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB2307.

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