Pet shops; notice of deceased animals. (HB523)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pet shops; reporting. Requires pet shops to retain records indicating any time a dog or cat in its possession dies or is euthanized. Such records shall be maintained for two years and made available to animal control officers and the State Animal Welfare Inspector. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104244D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB523)
01/31/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106364D-H1
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB523H1)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106364D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB523H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (75-Y 25-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (75-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB523H1)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/21/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
03/01/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB523ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB523ER)
03/10/2022Signed 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
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 273 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0273)

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