H.R.635 - Animal Welfare Act Amendments of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fox, Jon D. [R-PA-13] (Introduced 02/06/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||02/13/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.635 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/06/1997)
Animal Welfare Act Amendments of 1997 - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to redefine "dealer," including delineation of auction operators and shelters or other facilities operated by or for a governmental entity.
Revises licensing (and exception) provisions. Prohibits license issuance or renewal to a person who: (1) loses a license for a violation of such Act or failure to pay a related civil penalty; or (2) has violated another animal welfare or species protection law or treaty.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate humane standards and recordkeeping requirements for animal auctions.
Sets forth enforcement and injunction provisions.