Dealers; prohibits sale of dogs or cats for experimental purposes. (HB1350)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dealers; sale of dogs or cats for experimental purposes. Prohibits a dealer, commercial dog breeder, or cat breeder, including an entity that breeds dogs or cats regulated under federal law as research animals, from importing for sale, selling, or offering for sale a dog or cat bred by a person who has received certain citations on or after July 1, 2023, pursuant to the federal Animal Welfare Act. This bill is identical to SB 87. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104559D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1350)
01/31/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB1350E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22104559D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1350E)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/21/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
03/01/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22107036D-S1
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1350S1)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107036D-S1
03/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1350S1
03/04/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22107036D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1350ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1350ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/05/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 94 (effective 7/1/22 - see bill)
04/05/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0094)

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