HB 537 Dangerous dog registry; changes procedure for registering.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Dangerous dog registry. Changes the procedure by which dangerous dogs are registered in Virginia. The bill requires an animal control officer, instead of the State Veterinarian, to post dangerous dog registration information on the registry website. It removes the requirement that an animal control officer provide a copy of the registration certificate and verification of compliance of the owner with the registration procedures to the State Veterinarian. The owner of an animal found to be a dangerous dog has to obtain a registration certificate from the local animal control officer or treasurer within 45 days. The current law requires the owner to obtain a certificate within 10 days. The fee for the certificate is increased from $50 to $150 and the $100 registration fee due to the State Veterinarian is eliminated. By January 31 of each year, the certificate has to be updated and renewed by the owner at a fee of $85. A portion of the fees collected goes to the State Veterinarian to maintain the registry. This bill is identical to SB 305.

Full text:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100989D  pdf | impact statement
02/27/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB537ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0236)  pdf

Status:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100989D
01/10/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/12  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/30/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/12  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
02/02/12  House: Read first time
02/03/12  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/06/12  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/06/12  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/12  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 1-N)
02/20/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/12  Senate: Read third time
02/21/12  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/12  Senate: Read third time
02/22/12  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/12  House: Enrolled
02/27/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB537ER)
02/27/12  House: Signed by Speaker
02/28/12  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 236 (effective 7/1/12)
03/13/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0236)