VA HB1744 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 30 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-11-30 - Committee Referral Pending
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Animal care; zoos and petting zoos; seizure of animals. Raises from reasonable cause to probable cause the standard for a belief that animal cruelty laws are being violated for purposes of an application for a search warrant. The bill adds animals located at a zoo or petting zoo, defined in the bill, to agricultural animals as exceptions to the standards for seizure or impoundment of companion animals. The bill also requires that before a seizure can take place at a zoo or petting zoo, a direct and immediate threat to an animal must exist that cannot be corrected in a reasonable time or that the owner is unable or unwilling to correct. The bill requires humane investigators to be residents of the Commonwealth. The bill contains technical amendments.

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Title

Animal care; zoos and petting zoos, seizure of animals.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-11-30HouseCommittee Referral Pending
2020-11-30HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100865D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
326500(n/a)See Bill Text
326558(n/a)See Bill Text
326568(n/a)See Bill Text
326569(n/a)See Bill Text

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