Animal shelters; euthanasia rate. (SB304)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Animal shelter euthanasia rate. Requires any public or private animal shelter or releasing agency to annually file with the State Veterinarian (i) a copy of its intake policy, (ii) the number of animals on which a euthanasia procedure was performed, and (iii) of such number, the number of animals (a) surrendered with the intent to euthanize and (b) presented by the public animal shelter to a licensed veterinarian prior to euthanasia. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100786D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB304)
01/21/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107280D-S1
02/04/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB304S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Floor substitute printed 20107720D-S2 (Stanley)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Committee substitute rejected 20107280D-S1
02/11/2020Committee amendment rejected
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Substitute by Senator Stanley agreed to 20107720D-S2
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendment SB304ES2
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20107720D-ES2
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB304ES2)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/26/2020Continued to 2021 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Matthew DeLuca writes:

I support this Bill. I thank Senator Stanley for introducing it, and ask everyone, regardless of political party, to support it. America is a pet loving nation, and there is far too much killing going on in VA “shelters”, especially at PETA’s poor excuse for a “shelter”, which is actually a pet slaughterhouse: Please vote Yes on SB 304!