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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1155 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 1155

 To amend the Animal Welfare Act to strike the limitation that permits 
  interstate movement of live birds, for the purpose of fighting, to 
               States in which animal fighting is lawful.



                             March 21, 2001

Mr. Peterson of Minnesota (for himself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Cummings, Mrs. 
 McCarthy of New York, Mr. Shays, Mr. Costello, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Clay, 
    Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Gilchrest, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Sabo, Ms. Millender-
 McDonald, Mr. Levin, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Chabot, 
  Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Wu, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. 
    Ose, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Bentsen, Mr. Gonzalez, Mrs. 
   Tauscher, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Upton, Ms. 
 Hooley of Oregon, Mr. Engel, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Inslee, Mr. Wexler, 
Mr. Crane, Mr. Baldacci, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Olver, Mrs. Maloney of New York, 
  Mrs. Morella, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Traficant, Mr. Leach, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. 
 George Miller of California, Mr. Stark, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Hinchey, 
Mr. Boehlert, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Sanders, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
 Phelps, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Kolbe, 
Mr. Pallone, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Horn, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Allen, 
Mr. Payne, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Tierney, Ms. Rivers, Mr. Boucher, 
Mrs. Roukema, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Evans, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. 
Towns, Mr. Luther, Mr. McGovern, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Gallegly, Ms. Sanchez, 
   Ms. McKinney, Mr. Whitfield, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Conyers, Mr. 
Kucinich, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Holt, Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania, Mr. Lewis 
  of California, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
Green of Texas, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Barcia, 
Mr. Farr of California, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Berman, Mr. Jones 
 of North Carolina, Mrs. Northup, Mr. Weller, Mr. English, Mr. Borski, 
  Mr. Maloney of Connecticut, Mr. Lantos, Mr. Bass, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. 
Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, 
 Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Hoeffel, Mr. Hyde, 
Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Hall of Ohio, 
 Mr. Dicks, Mr. Frank, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mrs. Capps, 
 Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Filner, 
  Mr. Scarborough, and Mr. Greenwood) introduced the following bill; 
           which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


                                 A BILL

 To amend the Animal Welfare Act to strike the limitation that permits 
  interstate movement of live birds, for the purpose of fighting, to 
               States in which animal fighting is lawful.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    (a) Removal of Limitation.--Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 
U.S.C. 2156) is amended by striking subsection (d) and inserting the 
    ``(d) Activities Not Subject to Prohibition.--This section does not 
apply to the selling, buying, transporting, or delivery of animals in 
interstate or foreign commerce for any purpose or purposes, so long as 
those purposes do not include that of an animal fighting venture.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) takes 
effect on the date that is 30 days after the date of enactment of this