Rabid animals; quarantine of dog or cat, access by local health director or his designee. (HB1577)

Introduced By

Del. Otto Wachsmann (R-Sussex)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rabid animals; quarantine; access by the local health director or designee. Requires any person who confines a dog or cat for active signs of rabies or suspected rabies, and any person who confines any other suspected rabid animal that may have exposed a person, to allow the local health director or his designee access to the animal during its confinement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101693D
01/06/2023Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2023Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/13/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1577)
01/18/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
01/25/2023Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2023Read first time
01/30/2023Read second time
01/30/2023Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2023Engrossed by House as amended HB1577E
01/30/2023Printed as engrossed 23101693D-E
01/31/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1577E)
01/31/2023VOTE: (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2023Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/2023Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Read third time
02/17/2023Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1577ER)
02/22/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1577ER)
02/22/2023Signed by Speaker
02/24/2023Signed by President
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/21/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 121 (effective 7/1/23)
03/21/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0121)