Dogs and cats; regulation of sale. (HB2116)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue. Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances prohibiting the sale in a business of any dog or cat that was not obtained from a Virginia releasing agency or a nonprofit animal rescue organization. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102400D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1204.


Bethany Miracle writes:

What is the status of this bill? Can someone help me understand what it means when the bill is "laying on the table"? Does this mean that it still has a chance of being passed? Thank you for your assistance! Bethany

Waldo Jaquith writes:

That's a legislative euphemism for killing the bill.