Police animals; killing or injuring, penalty. (HB83)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Killing or injuring police animals; penalty. Provides that the punishment 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, shall be separate and apart from, and shall be made to run consecutively with, any other sentence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/10/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102206D
12/10/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/11/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB83)
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB83)
01/23/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (2-Y 6-N)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice