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2011 SESSION

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HB 1930 Animal abuser registry; established.

Introduced by: Daniel W. Marshall, III | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Animal abuser registry established.  Defines "animal abuser" as an adult who has been convicted of a felony violation of § 3.2-6570 (cruelty to animals) or 3.2-6571 (animal fighting) or of a substantially similar law of another state or of the United States and requires any animal abuser physically within the boundaries of the Commonwealth for more than 10 consecutive days to register in person with the sheriff of the county or city in which the animal abuser resides or is located. The bill also requires the offender to reregister annually. Failure to register or reregister is a Class 6 felony. The bill requires the sheriff to notify every residence and business within a one-half mile radius of the abuser’s residence or location within 10 days of initial registration. The bill requires that registry information be maintained in a central registry by the State Police and posted on their website.


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