Dogs running at large in packs; local ordinance, civil penalty. (SB1367)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dogs running at large in packs; local ordinance; civil penalty. Requires a locality that adopts an ordinance to prohibit the running at large of all or any category of dogs to exempt dogs used for hunting and requires such locality to include in such ordinance a civil penalty in an amount established by the locality not to exceed $100 per dog for the owner or custodian of any dog found running at large in a pack. The bill requires that such civil penalties be deposited by the local treasurer in the dog and cat license fund, which is used to support animal control. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102933D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/17/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Committee substitute printed 19105128D-S1
01/21/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Read second time
01/22/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105128D-S1
01/22/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1367S1
01/23/2019Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/05/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read second time
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed House (78-Y 14-N)
02/15/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1367ER)
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 562 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0562)