VA HB14 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 20 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-02-13 - Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Pending: House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Public animal shelters; dogs and cats; euthanasia notice. Requires a public animal shelter to wait three days before euthanizing a dog or cat when a person has notified the shelter of his intent to adopt or take custody of the particular animal. The shelter must make reasonable efforts to accomplish the release of the dog or cat but is not required to hold the animal if it has reason to believe that the animal has seriously injured a human or the animal meets certain other specified conditions for euthanasia.

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Dogs or cats; public animal shelters required to notify intent to euthanize.


Roll Calls

2018-01-22 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-02-13HouseLeft in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2018-01-22HouseSubcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
2018-01-15HouseAssigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #1
2017-11-20HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2017-11-20HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100613D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
326546(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments