VA HB27 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on November 19 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-22 - Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Cruelty to animals; serious bodily injury; first offense; penalty. Provides that a person who commits an act of animal cruelty that results in serious bodily injury to or the death or euthanasia of an animal is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Current law requires that the person have been convicted of an act of cruelty within the past five years and that an animal die as a direct result of the current or past act of cruelty before the violation is a Class 6 felony. The bill expands the authority of a court to order anger management treatment from cases of misdemeanor cruelty to all cases. The bill contains technical amendments.

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Cruelty to animals; serious bodily injury, first offense, penalty.


Roll Calls


2020-01-22HouseStricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
2020-01-14HouseAssigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
2019-11-19HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2019-11-19HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100519D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
326570(n/a)See Bill Text

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