Rabid animals; punishment when permitted to stray from premises. (HB1573)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rabid animals. Raises from a Class 4 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor the punishment for an owner of a dog or cat who has been ordered to or agreed to confine such dog or cat pursuant to an animal confinement agreement or a plan upon suspicion of the dog or cat having rabies to permit the dog or cat to stray from his premises and such dog or cat (i) bites, attacks, or inflicts injury on a companion animal that is a dog or cat; (ii) kills a companion animal that is a dog or cat; or (iii) bites, attacks, or inflicts injury on a person. Read the Bill »


02/07/2020: In Committee


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)

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