H.R.4098 - Horse Protection Amendments Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 02/26/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||02/28/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4098 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/26/2014)
Horse Protection Amendments Act of 2013 [sic] - Amends the Horse Protection Act to replace the Designated Qualified Persons program responsible for inspecting horses for soring with a new inspection system. (The soring of horses is any of various actions taken on a horse's limb to produce a higher gait that may cause pain, distress, inflammation, or lameness.)
Requires the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a single Horse Industry Organization (HIO) in order to establish a formal affiliation with the management of each horse sale, horse exhibition, and horse sale or auction, appoint inspectors to conduct inspections, and otherwise ensure compliance with the Horse Protection Act.
Directs the appointment of individuals by the Commissioners of Agriculture for Tennessee and Kentucky to govern the HIO. Requires those individuals to appoint individuals representing the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.