Vicious dogs; law-enforcement officer, etc., to apply to a magistrate for a summons, etc. (SB279)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Vicious dogs. Requires a law-enforcement officer or animal control officer to apply to a magistrate for a summons for a vicious dog if such officer is located in either the jurisdiction where the vicious dog resides or in the jurisdiction where the vicious dog committed one of the acts set forth in the definition of a vicious dog. Current law requires such action only if the law-enforcement officer or animal control officer is located in the jurisdiction where the vicious dog resides. The bill also requires any evidentiary hearing or appeal to be held not less than 30 days from the date of the summons or appeal, unless good cause is found by the court. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101323D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB279)
02/08/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB279E
02/10/2022Printed as engrossed 22101323D-E
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Passed Senate SB279E (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB279E)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/22/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
03/02/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Passed House (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Enrolled
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB279ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB279ER)
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
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 614 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0614)

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