WV HB4455 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 8-3)
Status: Engrossed on February 28 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-03-01 - To Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to prohibit activities connected with bestiality; establish criminal penalties; provide for forfeiture of animals, payment of associated costs, and restrictions on owning animals upon conviction; and require psychiatric evaluation and counseling.

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Relating to animal abuse


Roll Calls

2018-02-28 - House - Passed House (Roll No. 254) (Y: 96 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-03-01SenateTo Judiciary
2018-03-01SenateTo Judiciary
2018-03-01SenateIntroduced in Senate
2018-03-01SenateHouse Message received
2018-02-28HouseCommunicated to Senate
2018-02-28HousePassed House (Roll No. 254)
2018-02-28HouseRead 3rd time
2018-02-28HouseOn 3rd reading, Special Calendar
2018-02-27HouseAmendment ruled not germane
2018-02-27HouseRead 2nd time
2018-02-27HouseOn 2nd reading, Special Calendar
2018-02-26HouseRead 1st time
2018-02-26HouseOn 1st reading, Special Calendar
2018-02-23HouseBy substitute, do pass
2018-02-07HouseTo House Judiciary
2018-02-07HouseIntroduced in House
2018-02-07HouseTo Judiciary
2018-02-07HouseFiled for introduction


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
61819dNew CodeSee Bill Text
61832New CodeSee Bill Text

West Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments