VA HB1744 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 30 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-05 - Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Pending: House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


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



2021-02-05HouseLeft in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2020-11-30HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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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