Virginia HB 281 was amended by the governor to prohibit animal control facilities and humane societies from euthanizing dogs based on their breed.
The Speaker of the House has ruled the amendment “not germane,” meaning not relevant to the bill. Amendments must pass the “germane-ness requirement” to be approved. It is not clear at this time what will happen next, but this ruling suggests the bill will not move forward with the governor’s amendment.
Tracking for HB 281: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=101&typ=bil&val=hb281&Submit2=Go
It’s sad when someone with reason tries to make things better and others block the path.