Update Nov. 30, 2010: PA Gov. Ed Rendell has now signed S.B. 906 into law.
The bill previously passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a unanimous vote.
The Senate also passed the measure by a wide margin, 32-16.
Update Feb. 20, 2011: The Virginia Senate quickly unanimously passed H.B. 1541 with amendments. The House of Representatives then adopted the amendments by a vote of 82-12.
The amendments would allow an "agricultural animal" as well as a companion animal to be placed with a rescue or sanctuary rather than simply sold or killed.
In the wake of the recent recall of more than half a billion eggs in 18 states as a result of a salmonella outbreak, the Food Safety Modernization Act, H.B. 2751, is now law.