Pet shops; local regulation on sale of animals. (HB1480)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local regulation of pet shops. Authorizes a locality to regulate or restrict by ordinance the acquisition, marketing, and sale of animals in a pet shop. Such ordinance may distinguish between certain types of pet shops and include provisions for special licensing, inspections, reporting, or restrictions on the sale of certain types of animals. The bill also includes various existing statewide provisions related to pet shops in the list of sections for which a locality may adopt parallel or more stringent ordinances. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102872D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB1480)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
12/04/2020Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources