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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

HEART Act of 2019
Help Extract Animals from Red Tape Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to civil forfeitures relating to certain seized animals.

Actions Overview (1)

02/14/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/14/2019Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/14/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (61)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 02/15/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 02/15/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 02/15/2019
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 02/15/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 03/18/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 03/18/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 03/18/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 03/18/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 03/18/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 03/18/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 03/18/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 03/18/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 03/18/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 03/18/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 03/18/2019
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 03/18/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 03/18/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 03/18/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 03/18/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 03/18/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 03/18/2019
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 03/18/2019
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 03/18/2019
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 03/18/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 03/18/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 03/25/2019
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 03/25/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 03/25/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 03/25/2019
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 03/25/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 03/25/2019
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 04/04/2019
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 04/04/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 04/04/2019
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 04/10/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 04/10/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 04/15/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 04/15/2019
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 04/15/2019
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 04/18/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 05/02/2019
Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] 05/10/2019
Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 05/14/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 05/14/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 05/17/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/28/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/03/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/12/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 06/12/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 06/27/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 07/18/2019
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] 07/25/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 08/02/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 08/06/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 08/16/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 08/30/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 09/19/2019
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 09/19/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] 10/21/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 10/21/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/14/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/25/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/14/2019)

Help Extract Animals from Red Tape Act of 2019 or the HEART Act of 2019

This bill modifies notice requirements in a civil forfeiture proceeding that involves the seizure of an animal involved in animal fighting.

Specifically, the government must notify interested parties of an animal's seizure within 30 days (currently, 60 days). The notice period may be extended only if a delay is warranted after considering certain factors, including the cost to the government of providing shelter for the animal, the health of the animal and the effect of a delay on its rehabilitation, and any increased risk that a delay could necessitate the euthanasia of the animal.

Additionally, the bill authorizes amounts in the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund to be used to pay for costs associated with a seized animal, including transportation, shelter, care, veterinary services, and humane euthanasia.