K-9 Veterans Day; designating as March 13, 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter. (HJ552)

Introduced By

Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland) with support from co-patrons Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), and Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


K-9 Veterans Day. Designates March 13, in 2013 and in each succeeding year, as K-9 Veterans Day in Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/19/2013: Passed the Senate


11/19/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100583D
11/19/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
01/15/2013Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Taken up
01/18/2013Engrossed by House
01/18/2013Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/18/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Reading waived
01/21/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
02/14/2013Reported from Rules
02/18/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Introduced bill reprinted 13100583D
02/19/2013Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/19/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ552ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.


stephen writes:

With all thats wrong with Virginia, this bill Barks loud and clear why. How about pot Hole day, When the people in Government that order the low Quality Filler go out and fill pot holes that have already been filled 5 or 6 times already.

Gregg writes:

What a stupid waste of taxpayer time. Anyone associated with passing this bill should be fined $250.

Ed writes:

Obviously Stephen and Gregg know nothing about K9's and the service they provide our Nation every day on the battlefields and here on our homeland. They protect and serve our troops every day by sniffing out IED's and there were over 300 K9's that searched the rubble piles in New York after 911. President Obama signed legislation in January of this year declaring that our K9's were no longer considered equipment and there was a House resolution 740 introduced in Congress to Declare a K9 Veterans Day in our nation. Our troops consider them a brother/sister as they should be. There have been thousand of our troops that came home from the service because of the work or sacrifice make by a military K9. As a tax payer I applaud my General Assembly for Honoring there amazing K9's and giving them their day! Virginia is now the 13th state in our nation to pass K9 legislation!! Guys, get educated and watch "Glory Hounds" on the Animal Planet and maybe you will understand! I you think it is a wast of tax payer time then ask the families of a lost child that was returned home safely because a volunteer K9 team who located them or a soilder returns home to hold his child for the first time because a K9 sniffed out an IED and lost it's life in the process..enough said!!!!