Dogs; breeding for certain research prohibited, penalty. (SB457)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Breeding dogs for certain research prohibited. Prohibits for two years a person who has received a particular citation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on or after July 1, 2023, from breeding or raising a dog for the purpose of selling or transferring the dog, or its offspring, to an animal research facility outside of the United States, or to an animal research facility located in the United States that will use the dog for testing or research not required by federal law or regulation. The bill allows a person who has received such a USDA citation to offer a dog or cat in his possession for release or adoption in certain circumstances. The provisions of the bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2023 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102025D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB457)
02/01/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Companion Animals
02/08/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22106232D-S1
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106232D-S1
02/10/2022Passed by for the day
02/11/2022Passed by for the day
02/12/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB457S1)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB457S1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/22/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (10-Y 0-N)
03/08/2022Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources