Local animal cruelty registries; any locality may establish, etc., a computerized registry. (HB62)

Introduced By

Del. Ellen Campbell (R-Rockbridge) with support from co-patron Del. N. Baxter Ennis (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local animal cruelty registries. Allows any locality to establish an animal cruelty registry for public access on the website of such locality or its local police department. The bill provides that such registry may include the names and relevant information of persons convicted of certain felony offenses for animal cruelty and that a person on such registry may request removal of his name after 15 years, provided that he has no additional felony convictions of an animal cruelty offense. The bill directs that all costs relating to a locality's animal cruelty registry shall be borne by such locality. This bill is identical to SB 93. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation would require a total of $196,360 in one-time costs to develop a computerized database of persons convicted of certain animal cruelty offenses in the first year. This cost is divided into two parts: $74,360 for the creation of an interface with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system, and $122,000 for adding a page to the Department of State Police's website. The statement does not provide an estimate of the revenue that would be generated from the $50 fee assessed on offenders for ongoing maintenance costs of the database.

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Bill Has Passed


12/22/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102944D
12/22/2023Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB62)
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2024Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/31/2024Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2024Passed by for the day
02/09/2024Passed by for the day
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (74-Y 26-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (74-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/19/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
02/20/2024Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Committee substitute printed 24108055D-S1
02/20/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB62S1)
02/28/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108055D-S1
03/01/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB62S1
03/01/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24108055D-S1 (2-Y 96-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N)
03/05/2024Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2024House acceded to request
03/06/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2024Delegates: Tran, Laufer, Campbell
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Favola, Pekarsky, Stanley
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (81-Y 15-N)
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (81-Y 15-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB62ER)
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
04/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB62ER)
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 712 (effective 7/1/24)
04/08/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)

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