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AG weighs in on pet chickens in Spotsylvania Co.

Wednesday - 9/25/2013, 7:40pm  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is weighing in on an ordinance involving pet chickens in Spotsylvania County.

Cuccinelli issued an advisory opinion on the ordinance last week.

In February, the county's board voted to allow people to have from two to six chickens in most residential areas. But supervisors in three districts asked that the ordinance not apply to their districts.

In the advisory opinion issued Sept. 20, Cuccinelli wrote that the board can't allow the chickens in some voting districts but prohibit them in others.

He wrote that the amendment treats similarly situated persons within the same zoning district differently.

The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/16rdCuG) that the attorney general issued the advisory opinion at the request of Spotsylvania County attorney James Benkahla.


Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/

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