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Virginia House of Delegates 2015
House Joint Resolution
Virginia Senate 2015

SB 698 Companion animal; surgical sterilization program, fund, penalty.
William M. Stanley, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles


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 a releasing agency such as an animal shelter. The bill establishes penalties for providing false information or submitting false payment requests.
Full text:
11/26/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100718D  pdf

Status:
11/26/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100718D
11/26/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

SB 700 Animal Cruelty Conviction List established.
William M. Stanley, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles


Summary as introduced:
Animal Cruelty Conviction List established. Requires the Superintendent of State Police to establish and maintain an Animal Cruelty Conviction List available to the public on the website of the Department of State Police by 2017. The list shall include the names of persons convicted of certain felony animal cruelty offenses on or after July 1, 2015. Persons so convicted will be required to pay a fee of $50 per conviction to fund the maintenance of the list. The bill requires the State Police to remove a person from the list after 15 years if he has no additional felony conviction of a relevant animal cruelty offense.
Full text:
11/26/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100730D  pdf

Status:
11/26/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100730D
11/26/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources


SB 1001 Dogs or cats; sale and procurement prohibited on or in a roadside, parking lot, etc.
William M. Stanley, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles


Summary as introduced:
Sale and procurement of certain pets. Prohibits the sale or display of a dog or cat on or in a roadside, parking lot, flea market, or similar place and limits the sources of pet shop dogs to humane societies, public animal shelters, and breeders who meet certain qualifications. The bill also establishes a record-keeping requirement for pet shops selling dogs and applies the existing misdemeanor penalty for a violation of the section to each dog sold or offered for sale. Localities are empowered to adopt ordinances more stringent than the provisions of the bill.
Full text:
01/12/15  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101860D  pdf

Status:
01/12/15  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101860D
01/12/15  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

 


 
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