Dealers; prohibits sale of dogs or cats for experimental purposes. (SB87)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


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 HB 1350. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101357D
01/05/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB87)
02/01/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
02/08/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22106321D-S1
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Passed by for the day
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB87S1)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106321D-S1
02/11/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2022Amendment by Senator Stanley agreed to
02/11/2022Passed by for the day
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB87ES1
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22106321D-ES1
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB87ES1)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/21/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22107366D-H1
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB87H1)
03/04/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107366D-H1
03/07/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB87H1
03/07/2022Passed House with substitute (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Title replaced 22107366D-H1
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB87ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB87ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
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 95 (effective 7/1/22 - see bill)
04/05/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0095)