Dogs; import and sale from certain breeders, penalty. (SB303)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Import and sale of dogs from certain breeders; penalty. Prohibits any dealer or commercial dog breeder from importing for sale, selling, or offering for sale any dog bred by a person who has received certain citations pursuant to enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act. A violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


02/19/2020: Subcommittee Recommends Passing the Bill


01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100785D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB303)
01/15/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
01/21/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/13/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

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