VA SB1390 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-18 - Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
Pending: Senate Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Companion Animals Committee
Hearing: Jan 21 @ 9:00 am in in SR East at Museum. Register to speak at GA site:
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Cats; trap, neuter, and return programs; civil penalty. Authorizes any public or private animal shelter, releasing agency, or hospital or clinic that is operated under the immediate supervision of a duly licensed veterinarian to operate a trap, neuter, and return program, as defined in the bill. The bill exempts volunteers of such program from provisions related to abandonment and licensing of animals and exempts the operator from general requirements of shelters related to holding periods, release of animals, and recordkeeping. A person who violates certain required provisions for such a program is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $150 brought by any animal control officer, humane investigator, releasing agency, or the State Veterinarian or State Veterinarian's representative.

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Cats; trap, neuter, and return programs; civil penalty.



2021-01-18SenateAssigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
2021-01-13SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2021-01-13SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102789D

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
326500(n/a)See Bill Text
326524(n/a)See Bill Text
326546(n/a)See Bill Text
326551(n/a)See Bill Text
326579.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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