Tethering animals; adequate shelter and space. (HB1552)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tethering animals; adequate shelter. Provides that outdoor tethering of an animal does not meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate shelter (i) unless the animal is safe from predators and well suited and well equipped to tolerate its environment or (ii) during a heat advisory or during the effective period for a severe weather warning. Read the Bill »


02/25/2020: passed committee


01/11/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105457D
01/11/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1552)
01/15/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107749D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Passed by for the day
02/10/2020Amendments by Delegate Orrock not taken up
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107749D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1552H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (64-Y 33-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (64-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1552H1)
02/17/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20109122D-S1
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

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