Animal cruelty; companion animals, penalty. (SB604)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

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

Description

Animal cruelty; companion animals; penalty. Clarifies that dogs and cats in the possession of a person who or an entity that breeds dogs or cats for sale or transfer to an animal research facility are considered companion animals for the purposes of animal cruelty statutes. The bill also provides that breeding dogs or cats for sale or transfer to a research facility, or breeding dogs or cats within a research facility, does not constitute bona fide scientific or medical experimentation for purposes of animal cruelty statutes. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104107D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB604)

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