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2018 SESSION

18100177D
SENATE BILL NO. 97
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled December 12, 2017
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 46.2 a section numbered 46.2-818.2, relating to driving with an animal.
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Patrons-- Marsden; Delegate: Kory
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 46.2 a section numbered 46.2-818.2 as follows:

46.2-818.2. Driving with animal prohibited.

No person shall (i) operate a moving motor vehicle with an animal on his lap, (ii) permit an animal to impede his free access to and use of vehicle controls while operating a moving motor vehicle, or (iii) permit an animal to obstruct his vision while operating a moving motor vehicle. For purposes of this section, "animal" means the same as that term is defined in 3.2-6500.