HB 1541 Agricultural animals; care by owner, penalty.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Care of agricultural animals by owner; penalty.  Provides standards of care specifically for agricultural animals that ensure accommodation for customary farming activities. An owner of an agricultural animal is required to provide feed to prevent malnourishment, water to prevent dehydration and veterinary treatment as needed to address impairment of health or bodily function when such impairment cannot be otherwise addressed through animal husbandry. The bill also clarifies certain procedures for the seizure and impoundment of agricultural animals. It allows agricultural animals whose owner has not met the new adequate care standards to be sold by a local governing body. This bill is identical to SB 1026 (Puckett).

Full text:
12/30/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100322D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11104049D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/24/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1541ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/28/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0754)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
12/30/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100322D
12/30/10  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/11  House: Assigned ACNRsub: #1 Agriculture
01/24/11  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/26/11  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11104049D-H1
01/27/11  House: Read first time
01/28/11  House: Read second time
01/28/11  House: Committee substitute agreed to 11104049D-H1
01/28/11  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1541H1
01/31/11  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/11  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/11  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/11  Senate: Read third time
02/16/11  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/16/11  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/11  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/11  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/11  House: Placed on Calendar
02/18/11  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (82-Y 12-N)
02/18/11  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 12-N)
02/24/11  House: Enrolled
02/24/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1541ER)
02/24/11  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/28/11  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 754 (effective 7/1/11)
03/28/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0754)