Rabid animals; Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB1573)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rabid animals. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for an owner of a dog or cat who permits such dog or cat to stray from his premises when he knows or has been told by the local health department, law-enforcement agency, animal control agency, or any other person who has a duty to control or respond to a risk of rabies exposure that the dog or cat is suspected of having rabies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104844D
01/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20106738D-H1
01/31/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106738D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1573H1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1573H1)
02/24/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20108971D-S1
02/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108971D-S1
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1573S1
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Placed on Calendar
02/28/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108971D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1573S1)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1573ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1573ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1183 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1183)