Cats; prohibition on declawing. (HB1354)

Introduced By

Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Declawing cats; prohibition. Makes unlawful the practice of declawing cats for any person engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine except as necessary for a therapeutic purpose, as defined in the bill. Read the Bill »


This fiscal impact statement states that the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services does not anticipate any fiscal impact from the passage of this legislation. Therefore, it is expected to have no cost or financial implications.

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Bill Has Passed


01/12/2024Presented and ordered printed 24104582D
01/12/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1354)
01/26/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/31/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 2-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24106640D-H1
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1354H1)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106640D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1354H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (52-Y 44-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (52-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/13/2024Passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage #2 (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/19/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
02/27/2024Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Committee substitute printed 24108149D-S1
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Passed by for the day
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108149D-S1
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1354S1
03/04/2024Passed Senate with substitute (25-Y 13-N 1-A)
03/05/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108149D-S1 (58-Y 41-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (58-Y 41-N)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1354S1)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1354ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/03/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1354ER)
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 748 (effective 7/1/24)

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