H.R.559 - Downed Animal Protection Act103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 01/25/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/28/1994 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (01/25/1993)
[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 559 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 559 To amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to make it unlawful for any stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer to transfer or market nonambulatory livestock, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 25, 1993 Mr. Ackerman (for himself, Mr. Brown of California, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Lantos, Mr. Mfume, Mr. Ravenel, and Mr. Shays) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to make it unlawful for any stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer to transfer or market nonambulatory livestock, and for other purposes. 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 ``Downed Animal Protection Act''. SEC. 2. UNLAWFUL STOCKYARD PRACTICES INVOLVING NONAMBULATORY LIVESTOCK. Title III of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, is amended by inserting after section 317 (7 U.S.C. 217a) the following new section: ``SEC. 318. UNLAWFUL STOCKYARD PRACTICES INVOLVING NONAMBULATORY LIVESTOCK. ``(a) Definition.--As used in this section, the term `humanely euthanized' means to kill an animal by mechanical, chemical, or other means that rapidly and effectively renders the animal insensitive to pain. ``(b) Unlawful Act.--It shall be unlawful for any stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer to buy, sell, give, receive, transfer, market, or hold nonambulatory livestock unless the livestock has been humanely euthanized.''. SEC. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act and the amendment made by this Act shall become effective 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act. <all>