US SB479 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 38-7-2)
Status: Introduced on February 13 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-13 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

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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Title

PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-13SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Same As/Similar To

HB724 (Same As) 2019-11-25 - Became Public Law No: 116-72. (TXT | PDF)

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