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Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

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A bill 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 Senate

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Date All Actions
02/07/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Cosponsors (41)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]* 02/07/2017
Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] 03/29/2017
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 03/29/2017
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 04/06/2017
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 04/24/2017
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 04/24/2017
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] 04/24/2017
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] 04/24/2017
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 04/27/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 05/10/2017
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 05/23/2017
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 05/24/2017
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 06/19/2017
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] 07/10/2017
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 08/01/2017
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 08/01/2017
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] 08/02/2017
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] 09/07/2017
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 09/14/2017
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 09/14/2017
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 09/19/2017
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 10/03/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 10/05/2017
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 10/05/2017
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] 10/16/2017
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 10/23/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 10/23/2017
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 10/24/2017
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 10/30/2017
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 11/02/2017
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 11/15/2017
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 11/16/2017
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 11/27/2017
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 11/30/2017
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 12/12/2017
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] 01/03/2018
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] 01/24/2018
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] 08/01/2018
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 09/25/2018
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] 10/01/2018
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 10/10/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry02/07/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (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.