Livestock; changes definition to include alpacas. (HB2689)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), and Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Livestock definition; alpaca. Adds animals of the genus Vicugna, which includes alpacas, to the definition of "livestock" in the Domestic Animals law. Under current law, the definition includes animals of the genus Lama, which includes llamas but does not include alpacas. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103655D
01/14/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2689)
01/23/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read first time
01/28/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Committee substitute printed 19105641D-S1
02/11/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2689S1)
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105641D-S1
02/12/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2689S1
02/12/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Placed on Calendar
02/14/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19105641D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2689ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2689ER)
02/19/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 258 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)