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Updated November 9, 2014

Virginia House of Delegates 2014

HB 54 Livestock or poultry; compensation owner is entitled to receive for those killed or injured by dogs.
M. Keith Hodges | all patrons    ...   

Summary as introduced:

Compensation for livestock or poultry. Removes the cap on the fair market value that the owner of livestock or poultry that has been killed or injured by dogs is entitled to receive as compensation, provided certain procedures are followed. Currently, such compensation cannot exceed $400 per animal or $10 per fowl.

Full text:

12/03/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100347D  pdf

Status:

12/03/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100347D
12/03/13  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

HB 127 Muzzleloading pistols; persons allowed to hunt big game with pistols in certain seasons.
Edward T. Scott | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Use of muzzleloading pistols. Allows persons to hunt big game with muzzleloading pistols of a caliber of .45 or greater where and in those seasons when the use of muzzlelooading rifles is permitted. The bill authorizes the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations that specify the types of muzzleloading pistols and projectiles and propellants that can be used. The bill contains technical amendments.

Full text:

12/18/13 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101210D   pdf

Status:

12/18/13 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101210D
12/18/13 House: Committee Referral Pending

HB 307 Hunter safety education; after-school programs for students in grades seven through 12.
L. Scott Lingamfelter | all patrons    ...   

Summary as introduced:

After-school hunter safety education programs for students in grades seven through 12. Permits local school boards to provide after-school hunter safety education programs for students in the school division in grades seven through 12. Students are required to bear the cost of participation. The bill also requires local school boards that provide such programs to display information on the programs in each school and distribute information to the parents of each student in the school division in grades seven through 12. The bill requires the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to establish a uniform curriculum for such programs. The bill also requires each program to be taught by a certified hunter safety instructor.

Full text:

01/01/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102962D  pdf

Status:

01/01/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102962D
01/01/14  House: Committee Referral Pending 

HB 376 Spotlighting of deer; exemption from restrictions.
David L. Bulova | all patrons    ...   

Summary as introduced:

Spotlighting of deer; exemption from restrictions. Allows the employment of lights for the observation of deer (spotlighting) for certain activities authorized by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Full text:

01/03/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102277D  pdf

Status:

01/03/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102277D
01/03/14  House: Committee Referral Pending

HB 740 Dogs; injuring livestock or poultry, limitation by locality.
Jennifer L. McClellan |

Summary as introduced:

Duty to kill a dog injuring livestock or poultry; limitation by locality. Allows certain localities by ordinance to limit or eliminate the duty of a local animal control officer to kill or seize a dog found in the act of injuring noncommercial poultry. The bill also allows localities to alter the rights of certain persons to kill dogs found chasing livestock or poultry.

Full text:

01/07/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101742D pdf

Status:

01/07/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101742D
01/07/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

HB 857 Hunting with a muzzleloading rifle; blaze orange clothing.
C. Matthew Fariss | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Hunting with a muzzleloading rifle; blaze orange clothing. Removes the exception allowing those hunting during the special season for hunting deer with a muzzleloading rifle to refrain from wearing certain blaze orange clothing.

Full text:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101338D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101338D
01/08/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


HB 858 State forest activity fee; Department of Forestry to promulgate emergency regulations to establish.
C. Matthew Fariss

Summary as introduced:

State forest activity fee. Authorizes the Department of Forestry to promulgate emergency regulations to establish a special use permit fee for activities taking place in state forests. Until the regulations become effective, a fee not to exceed $15 shall be charged for a special use permit for five specific activities: hunting, fishing, trapping, riding bikes, and riding horses. Currently, the Department can charge a fee for these specific activities but does not have the flexibility to include other types of forest-based recreational activities. The bill would allow the Department to use the regulatory process to include additional activities authorized under the special use permit, without having to amend the statutory authorization.

Full text:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102985D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102985D
01/08/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


HB 988 Coyote control program.
Benjamin L. Cline

Summary as introduced:

Coyote control program. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide training for individuals participating in the Virginia Cooperative Coyote Damage Control Program.

Full text:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102859D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102859D
01/08/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


HB 991 Hunting and fishing licenses for nonresident disabled veterans.
Benjamin L. Cline

Summary as introduced:

Hunting and fishing licenses for nonresident disabled veterans. Allows veterans who are totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability to purchase a license, valid for life, to hunt and fish at no cost. Currently, only resident disabled veterans can obtain the licenses at no cost.

Full text:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102865D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102865D
01/08/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


HB 1035 Veterinarians; dispensing compounded drug products.
Robert D. Orrock, Sr.

Summary as introduced:

Veterinarians; dispensing compounded drug products. Provides that a veterinarian may dispense a 72-hour supply of a compounded drug product for a patient in emergent conditions when timely access to a compounding pharmacy is not available, but may not charge for such compounded drug products.

Full text:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101002D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101002D
01/08/14 House: Committee Referral Pending


HB 1042 Use of certain muzzleloading pistols.
C. Matthew Fariss

Summary as introduced:

Use of certain muzzleloading pistols. Allows the use of muzzleloading pistols of .50 caliber or larger that use at least 50 grains of black powder or black powder equivalent when hunting game birds and animals in certain counties east and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The bill contains technical changes.

Full text:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101595D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101595D
01/08/14 House: Committee Referral Pending


HB 1067 Animal shelters; definitions.
Robert D. Orrock, Sr.

Summary as introduced:

Animal shelters; definitions. Substitutes the terms "private animal shelter" for "animal shelter" and "public animal shelter" for "pound." The bill also amends the definitions of "animal shelter" and "home-based rescue."

Full text:

01/08/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14101177D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14101177D
01/08/14 House: Committee Referral Pending

HB 1121 Composition of the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Edward T. Scott | all patrons

Summary as introduced:

Composition of the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries. Changes the criteria for appointments made to the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries. The bill requires the 11 members of the Board, appointed by the Governor, to be citizens of the Commonwealth and knowledgeable of wildlife conservation. Currently, the Board consists of one member representing each congressional district.

Full text:

01/13/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14103126D pdf

Status:

01/13/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14103126D
01/13/14 House: Committee Referral Pending

HB 1146 Apprentice hunters.
Hyland F. "Buddy" Fowler

Summary as introduced:

Apprentice hunters. Allows persons holding an apprentice hunting license to hunt unsupervised if they have successfully completed a hunter education course.

Full text:

01/14/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14101352D pdf

Status:

01/14/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14101352D
01/14/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

HB 1175 Special hunting and fishing license for disabled veterans.
Peter F. Farrell (by request)

Summary as introduced:

Special hunting and fishing license for disabled veterans. Expands the special hunting and fishing license for totally disabled resident veterans to include fishing for trout in waters stocked by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and issuance of the Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp.

Full text:

01/15/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14103719D pdf

Status:

01/15/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14103719D
01/15/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

HB 1178 Trespass; physical interference with rights of owner, penalty.
Brenda L. Pogge |

Summary as introduced:

Trespass; physical interference with rights of owner; penalty. Provides that a person who trespasses on the property of another in any manner to physically interfere with the right of the owner, user, or occupant of the property to use such property free from such physical interference is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, or Class 6 felony if the trespass constitutes a hate crime. Currently, there is no requirement that the interference be physical.

Full text:

01/16/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14103551D pdf | impact statement

Status:

01/16/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14103551D
01/16/14 House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 1188 Animal fighting; money paid for admission to certain premises, etc.
David B. Albo |

Summary as introduced:

Animal Fighting. Prohibits wagering on the charging of admission for the participation in any event or exhibition at which a dog and either a coyote or a fox are placed into an enclosed area. The penalty for a violation of the provisions of this bill is a class 6 felony.

Full text:

01/16/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14104089D pdf | impact statement

Status:

01/16/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14104089D
01/16/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

HB 1237 Hunting on Sundays.
C. Todd Gilbert

Summary as introduced:

Hunting on Sundays. Allows hunting on Sundays under certain circumstances. A person may hunt waterfowl, subject to restrictions imposed by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a landowner and his immediate family or a person with written permission may hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including nuisance species, if they hunt on the landowner's property. However, the aforementioned hunting activities cannot occur within 200 yards of a house of worship. The bill prohibits the hunting of deer with dogs on Sunday.

Full text:

01/17/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14102270D pdf

Status:

01/17/14 House: Presented and ordered printed 14102270D
01/17/14 House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


House Joint Resolution

HJ 26 Law-enforcement agencies; JLARC to study reorganizing functions under Virginia State Police.
R. Steven Landes | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Study; JLARC; reorganization of law-enforcement agencies; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study reorganizing all or some state law-enforcement functions under the Virginia State Police.

Full text:

12/26/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102134D  pdf

Status:

12/26/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102134D
12/26/13  House: Referred to Committee on Rules

HJ 29 Wild game; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to study overpopulation in Commonwealth.
Daniel W. Marshall, III | all patrons    ...   

Summary as introduced:

Overpopulation of game animals; study; report. Requests the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to study whether there is an overpopulation of wild animals in the Commonwealth. If the Department finds that overpopulation exists in a specific region or among particular species, the Department is requested to develop strategies for controlling the overpopulation.

Full text:

12/27/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102046D  pdf

Status:

12/27/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102046D
12/27/13  House: Referred to Committee on Rules

SJ 63 Study; preserving Virginia Bobwhite quail; report.
Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.

Summary as introduced:

Study; preserving Virginia Bobwhite quail; report. Establishes a seven-member joint subcommittee to study ways to preserve the Virginia Bobwhite quail population. The subcommittee is charged with (i) developing strategies for preserving the Bobwhite quail population and (ii) determining the resources, financial and staffing, necessary to implement such strategies.

Full text:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100565D pdf

Status:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100565D
01/07/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules

SJ 79 Study; DGIF to study removal of prohibition against hunting over bait; report.
Frank M. Ruff, Jr. (by request)| all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Study; DGIF to study removal of prohibition against hunting over bait; report. Requests the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to study the effects of a removal of the prohibition against baiting, with an emphasis on the recent experience in North Carolina, where baiting is permitted. The Department shall submit its report by the first day of the 2015 Regular Session.

Full text:

01/08/14 Senate: Presented and ordered printed 14102064D pdf

Status:

01/08/14 Senate: Presented and ordered printed 14102064D
01/08/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules

VIRGINIA SENATE 2014

SB 9 Coyotes; lawful to hunt or kill on Sundays.
Thomas A. Garrett | all patrons ...

Summary as introduced:

Hunting coyotes on Sunday. Makes it lawful to hunt or kill coyotes on Sundays.

Full text:

12/04/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100706D pdf

Status:

12/04/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100706D
12/04/13 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources


SB 13 Hunting dogs, etc.; permission from landowner to retrieve from property.
Thomas A. Garrett | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Retrieval of hunting dogs and other animals. Requires a hunter to make a good faith effort to obtain permission from the landowner, his agent, or a person occupying a residence located on the property before entering the property to retrieve his hunting dogs, falcons, hawks, or owls from the property.

Full text:

12/04/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100446D pdf

Status:

12/04/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100446D
12/04/13 Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

SB 32 Animal Cruelty Registry established.
Introduced by: William M. Stanley, Jr. | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Animal Cruelty Registry established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain an Animal Cruelty Registry for public access on the website of the Department of State Police. The Registry shall include the names of persons convicted of certain felony animal cruelty offenses. The bill provides that a person on the Registry may request removal of his name after 15 years, provided that he has no additional felony convictions of an animal cruelty offense.

FULL TEXT

12/12/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14

HISTORY

12/12/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
12/12/13 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 37 Conservation police officers; appointment by Director of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Janet D. Howell | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Appointment of conservation police officers. Eliminates the requirement that the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, when making appointments to sworn officer positions above the rank of conservation police officer, select from among the sworn conservation police officers within the Department.

Full text:

12/13/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101902D pdf

Status:

12/13/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101902D
12/13/13 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 42 Fox or coyote; penalty for any person to erect or maintain an enclosure for purpose of hunting, etc.
David W. Marsden | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Penning of fox or coyote; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to erect or maintain an enclosure for the purpose of pursuing, hunting, or killing or attempting to pursue, hunt, or kill a fox or coyote with dogs. The bill also makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to pursue a fox or coyote within such an enclosure with dogs,to stage or participate in any competition where such pursuit occurs, or to give or accept any award relating to such a competition.

Full text:

12/16/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101913D pdf

Status:

12/16/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101913D
12/16/13 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 50 Endangered and threatened species.
Stephen H. Martin | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Endangered and threatened species. Allows a person to possess and transport any animal included on any federal list of endangered or threatened species when the federal government, under the Federal Endangered Species Act, authorizes the possession of such species as a personal pet.

Full text:

12/17/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100672D pdf

Status:

12/17/13 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100672D
12/17/13 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 145 Special fox hunting license.
Richard H. Stuart | all patrons   

Summary as introduced:

Special fox hunting license. Establishes a special $10 license for hunting foxes with hounds but without firearms. The license exempts the licensee from the requirement that he complete a hunter education program.

Full text:

12/31/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100918D  pdf

Status:

12/31/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100918D
12/31/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 154 Hunting on Sundays.
Phillip P. Puckett | all patrons   

Summary as introduced:

Hunting on Sundays. Allows hunting on Sundays under certain circumstances. A person may hunt waterfowl, subject to restrictions imposed by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a landowner and his immediate family or a person with written permission may hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including nuisance species, if they hunt on the landowner's property. However, the aforementioned hunting activities cannot occur within 200 yards of a house of worship. The bill prohibits the hunting of deer with dogs on Sunday.

Full text:

12/31/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100954D  pdf

Status:

12/31/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100954D
12/31/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 192 Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; appointment of certain sworn law-enforcement positions.
Ryan T. McDougle |

Summary as introduced:

Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; appointment of certain sworn law-enforcement positions. Eliminates the requirement that the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries make appointments to sworn law-enforcement positions above the rank of conservation police officer from existing sworn officers, absent a showing that a sufficient pool of candidates does not exist within the Department.

Full text:

01/02/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100509D  pdf

Status:

01/02/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100509D
01/02/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 210 Suspension of tidal fishing privileges.
Jeffrey L. McWaters |

Summary as introduced:

Suspension of tidal fishing privileges. Authorizes the Marine Resources Commission to suspend for five years the tidal fishing privileges of any commercial fisherman who has violated the tidal fishery laws five times or more in a two-year period.

Full text:

01/03/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102111D  pdf

Status:

01/03/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102111D
01/03/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 228 Pet dealers; required to reimburse certain veterinary fees to consumer.
J. Chapman Petersen | all patrons ...

Summary as introduced:

Pet dealers; diseased animals; veterinary certificate. Requires a pet dealer to reimburse certain veterinary fees when a consumer returns or retains a diseased dog or cat, live or dead, that has been certified by a veterinarian as being unfit for purchase. Current law requires the pet dealer to refund the purchase price or exchange the unfit pet for a pet of equivalent value. The bill extends the return or reimbursement period from 10 to 20 days and eliminates the condition that the animal be pedigreed. The bill also requires a dealer to provide an animal history certificate when the consumer takes possession of a dog or cat and incorporates information on the refund provision into the text of the required notice document. The bill requires certain dealers to record and post certain information about the breeder of each animal.

Full text:

01/03/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101219D pdf | impact statement

Status:

01/03/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101219D
01/03/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources


SB 258 Law-enforcement consolidation plan.
R. Creigh Deeds | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Law-enforcement consolidation plan. Directs the Secretary of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Marine Resources Commission, to develop a plan for the consolidation of the law-enforcement functions of the two agencies under the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The bill includes criteria and issues to be considered in developing the consolidation plan. The bill directs the Secretary to submit the plan to the committees of oversight by November 1, 2014.

Full text:

01/03/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100251D pdf | impact statement

Status:

01/03/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100251D
01/03/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 368 Rifle or shotgun, loaded; regulation of transportation.
Thomas A. Garrett | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Regulation of transportation of a loaded rifle or shotgun. Provides that lawful concealed carry permit holders shall not be subject to the provisions of certain local ordinances that make it unlawful for any person to transport, possess, or carry a loaded shotgun or loaded rifle in any vehicle on any public street, road, or highway within such locality.

Full text:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101901D pdf

Status:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101901D
01/07/14 Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice


SB 371 Terms of hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses and permits.
Jeffrey L. McWaters

Summary as introduced:

Terms of hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses and permits. Allows the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to issue hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses valid for one year from a future effective date. Under current law, such licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Full text:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101350D pdf | impact statement

Status:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101350D
01/07/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/09/14 Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)

SB 432 Livestock or poultry; compensation owner is entitled to receive for those killed or injured by dogs.
Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles

Summary as introduced:

Compensation for livestock or poultry. Removes the cap on the fair market value that the owner of livestock or poultry that has been killed or injured by dogs is entitled to receive as compensation, provided certain procedures are followed. Currently, such compensation cannot exceed $400 per animal or $10 per fowl.

Full text:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100152D pdf | impact statement
01/16/14 Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104066D-S1 pdf

Status:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100152D
01/07/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/14 Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 0-N)
01/16/14 Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104066D-S1

SB 444 Hybrid canines; authorizes any locality to prohibit by ordinance keeping of such canines.
Thomas K. Norment, Jr. |

Summary as introduced:

Hybrid canines. Authorizes any locality to prohibit by ordinance the keeping of hybrid canines. The bill alters the definition of hybrid canine and requires a veterinarian to report to the local animal control office the initial visit of any hybrid canine.

Full text:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101594D pdf | impact statement

Status:

01/07/14 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101594D
01/07/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/14 Senate: Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)

SB 622 Companion animals; surgical sterilization program, fund, penalty.
William M. Stanley, Jr. |

Summary as introduced:

Companion animal surgical sterilization program; fund; penalty. Establishes a fund to reimburse participating veterinarians for the surgical sterilizations they perform on eligible cats or dogs. The bill provides that a surcharge of $50 per ton of pet food distributed in the Commonwealth be deposited in the fund and such pet food be exempted from the existing litter tax. An animal will be eligible for sterilization under the program if it is a feral or free-roaming cat or is owned by a low-income individual or an animal shelter or other releasing agency. The bill establishes penalties for providing false information or submitting false payment requests.

Full text:

01/16/14 Senate: Presented and ordered printed 14101833D pdf

Status:

01/16/14 Senate: Presented and ordered printed 14101833D
01/16/14 Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

 

 
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