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Introduced in House (11/01/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4202


To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit animal fighting in United States territories.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 1, 2017

Mr. Roskam (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Knight, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Buchanan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit animal fighting in United States territories.

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 “Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act” or the “PACE Act”.

SEC. 2. Extending prohibition on animal fighting to the territories.

Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “Except as provided in paragraph (3), it” and inserting “It”; and

(B) by striking paragraph (3);

(2) by striking subsection (d); and

(3) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), and (j) as subsections (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i), respectively.

SEC. 3. Conforming amendments related to redesignated subsection.

(a) Use of Postal Service or Other Interstate Instrumentalities.—Section 26(c) of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156(c)) is amended by striking “(e)” and inserting “(d)”.

(b) Criminal penalties.—Subsection (i) of section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156), as redesignated by section 2(3), is amended by striking “(e)” and inserting “(d)”.

(c) Enforcement of animal fighting prohibitions.—Section 49(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “(e)” and inserting “(d)”.