There is one summary for H.R.635. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.