HR4202 Anti-Freedom Anti-Cockfighting Bill: US Territories

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Short Title: PACE Act (Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act)

Official Title: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit animal fighting in United States territories.

– Gameness til the End

H.R.4202 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Bill Overview:

Sponsor: Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 11/01/2017)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.

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Introduced in House (11/01/2017)

115th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 4202

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit animal fighting in United States territories.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 1, 2017

Mr. Roskam (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Knight, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Buchanan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit animal fighting in United States territories.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act” or the “PACE Act”.

SEC. 2. Extending prohibition on animal fighting to the territories.

Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “Except as provided in paragraph (3), it” and inserting “It”; and

(B) by striking paragraph (3);

(2) by striking subsection (d); and

(3) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), and (j) as subsections (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i), respectively.

SEC. 3. Conforming amendments related to redesignated subsection.

(a) Use of Postal Service or Other Interstate Instrumentalities.—Section 26(c) of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156(c)) is amended by striking “(e)” and inserting “(d)”.

(b) Criminal penalties.—Subsection (i) of section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156), as redesignated by section 2(3), is amended by striking “(e)” and inserting “(d)”.

(c) Enforcement of animal fighting prohibitions.—Section 49(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “(e)” and inserting “(d)”.

Actions Overview:

Date All Actions

  • 11/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
    Action By: Committee on Agriculture
  • 11/01/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
    Action By: House of Representatives
  • 11/01/2017 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H8306-8307)
    Action By: House of Representatives
  • 11/01/2017 Introduced in House
    Action By: House of Representatives

Titles:

Short Titles

Short Titles – House of Representatives
Short Titles as Introduced

PACE Act
Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles – House of Representatives
Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit animal fighting in United States territories.

Cosponsors:

Cosponsors by Party

  • Republican [14]
  • Democratic [8]

Cosponsors by U.S. State or Territory

  • California [5]
  • Illinois [3]
  • Florida [2]
  • Oregon [2]
  • Pennsylvania [2]
  • Arizona [1]
  • Kansas [1]
  • Michigan [1]
  • Minnesota [1]
  • Nevada [1]
  • New York [1]
  • Rhode Island [1]
  • Washington [1]

Cosponsor Date Cosponsored

  1. Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 11/01/2017
  2. Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 11/01/2017
  3. Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 11/01/2017
  4. Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 11/01/2017
  5. Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 11/01/2017
  6. Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]* 11/01/2017
  7. Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 11/01/2017
  8. Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]* 11/01/2017
  9. Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 11/09/2017
  10. Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 11/16/2017
  11. Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 11/16/2017
  12. Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 11/29/2017
  13. Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 12/01/2017
  14. Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 12/01/2017
  15. Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 12/07/2017
  16. Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 12/07/2017
  17. Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 12/07/2017
  18. Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 12/07/2017
  19. Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 12/07/2017
  20. Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 12/07/2017
  21. Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 12/07/2017
  22. Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 12/07/2017

Committees:

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports

  • House Agriculture 11/01/2017 Referred to
  • House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture 11/16/2017 Referred to




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