HB 158 Devocalization of cats and dogs; veterinarians to keep records of procedures, etc., penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Devocalization of cats and dogs; penalty. Requires veterinarians to keep records of devocalization procedures and provides that any person, including a licensed veterinarian, who performs a surgical devocalization on a cat or dog when such procedure is not necessary to treat or relieve an illness, disease, or injury or to correct a congenital abnormality that is causing or may cause the animal physical pain or harm is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Full text:
01/06/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103506D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/06/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103506D
01/06/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/12  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/30/12  House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 by voice vote
02/01/12  House: Continued to 2013 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote