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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/07/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
03/09/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/24/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/07/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/07/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/07/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/07/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (250)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]* 02/07/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 02/07/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 02/07/2017
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11]* 02/07/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 02/07/2017
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 02/13/2017
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 02/13/2017
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 02/13/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 02/13/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 02/13/2017
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 02/13/2017
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 02/13/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 02/13/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 02/13/2017
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 02/13/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 02/13/2017
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 02/14/2017
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 02/14/2017
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 02/14/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 02/15/2017
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 02/16/2017
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 02/27/2017
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 02/27/2017
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 03/07/2017
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 03/09/2017
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 03/09/2017
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 03/15/2017
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 03/15/2017
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16] 03/17/2017
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 03/17/2017
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 03/20/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 03/22/2017
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 03/24/2017
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 03/28/2017
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 03/28/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 03/28/2017
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3] 03/28/2017
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 03/30/2017
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 04/14/2017
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 04/14/2017
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 04/14/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 04/25/2017
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 04/25/2017
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 04/25/2017
Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 04/25/2017
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 04/26/2017
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 04/26/2017
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 04/28/2017
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 05/18/2017
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 05/22/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 06/08/2017
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 06/08/2017
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 06/26/2017
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 07/19/2017
Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] 07/26/2017
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 09/25/2017
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 09/25/2017
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 09/25/2017
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 09/26/2017
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 09/26/2017
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 09/28/2017
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 10/02/2017
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 10/26/2017
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 10/26/2017
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 10/26/2017
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 11/02/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 12/06/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 12/13/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 12/18/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 12/21/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 02/14/2018
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 04/17/2018
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 09/04/2018
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-18] 09/05/2018
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 09/26/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary02/07/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations03/09/2017 Referred to
House Agriculture02/07/2017 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture02/24/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/07/2017)

Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to his or her pet.

Additionally, an interstate violation of a protection order includes interstate travel with the intent to violate a protection order against a pet that is included within the scope of the protection order. The bill specifies the applicable criminal penalty—a prison term of up to five years, a fine, or both—for a person who commits an interstate violation of a protection order against a pet.

With respect to a defendant who commits a domestic violence offense or an interstate violation of a protection order, mandatory restitution in the "full amount of victim's losses" includes costs incurred for veterinary services related to the pet.

The bill directs the Department of Agriculture to award grants for shelter and housing assistance and support services for domestic violence victims with pets.

Finally, it expresses the sense of Congress that states should include, in domestic violence protection orders, protections against violence or threats against a person's pet.