SB 1218 Cats or dogs; killing of companion animals.
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Summary as introduced:

Killing of dog or cat prohibited; penalty. Prohibits the humane killing of a dog or cat that is a companion animal unless the animal poses an immediate physical threat to a person or is in extreme distress and would suffer further as a result of a delay in seeking veterinary care. The bill makes a violation a Class 2 misdemeanor, with any subsequent violation a Class 6 felony. The bill exempts from the prohibition any veterinarian or other authorized person who euthanizes a companion animal under Chapter 65 (§ 3.2-6500 et seq.) of Title 3.2 (Comprehensive Animal Care).

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103743D  pdf | impact statements

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103743D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/17  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (12-Y 2-N)
01/19/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/31/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)