US HB724 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 173-51-1)
Status: Introduced on January 23 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-05 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using interstate commerce. The bill also adds a new provision to criminalize an intentional act of animal crushing. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to seven years, or both. It provides additional exceptions for conduct, or a video of conduct, including conduct that is (1) medical or scientific research, (2) necessary to protect the life or property of a person, (3) performed as part of euthanizing an animal, or (4) unintentional.

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PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act


Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA]Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL]
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Peter King [R-NY]
Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. John Curtis [R-UT]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. John Rose [R-TN]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]
Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL]Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO]Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY]Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA]Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY]Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY]
Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]
Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. John Katko [R-NY]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. David Joyce [R-OH]
Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]
Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA]
Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]
Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]
Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA]Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Dan Meuser [R-PA]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]
Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]
Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]
Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]
Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]
Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]
Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]
Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]
Rep. Greg Steube [R-FL]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Debbie Lesko [D-AZ]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]
Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Steve Watkins [R-KS]Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI]Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]


2019-03-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-01-23HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-23HouseIntroduced in House

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SB479 (Same As) 2019-02-13 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.


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