2009 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 318
Sponsored By:
Delegates Smigiel, Ali, Barkley, Bartlett, Barve, Beidle, Bronrott, Cardin, Dumais, Frush, Gilchrist, Glenn, Hubbard, Hucker, Impallaria, Kelly, Kipke, Kramer, Lee, Manno, Mathias, McComas, McConkey, McDonough, Minnick, Montgomery, Ramirez, Shewell, Stein, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Criminal Law - Crimes Relating to Animals - Limitations on Possession of Breeding Dogs


Prohibiting a person from owning, possessing, controlling, or otherwise having custody of more than 50 breeding dogs over the age of 4 months at any time; establishing enclosure size and exercise requirements to be met by a person owning, possessing, controlling, or otherwise having custody of more than 10 breeding dogs over the age of 4 months; establishing a penalty for a violation of the Act; and exempting specified facilities from the requirements of the Act.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 10-624 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered