2009 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: SB 615/08 - JPR Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 736
Sponsored By:
Delegates McComas, Ali, Aumann, DeBoy, Frank, Frick, Frush, Haddaway, Kelly, Levy, Manno, McDonough, Montgomery, Robinson, Shewell, Simmons, Sossi, and Waldstreicher
Domestic Violence - Cruelty Toward a Pet or Service Animal


Authorizing a District Court Commissioner, in an interim protective order, or a judge, in a temporary or final protective order, to order a respondent to remain away from, refrain from cruelty or aggravated cruelty toward, or give to a specified person a pet or service animal under specified circumstances; specifying penalties for failure to comply with relief ordered in a protective order; etc.

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 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Murray D. Levy, District 28
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
District Courts
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Protection Orders

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 10-601 , 10-604 , 10-606 )
Family Law
( 4-501 , 4-501 , 4-501 , 4-504.1 , 4-504.1 , 4-505 , 4-505 , 4-506 , 4-506 , 4-509 )


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