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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

PACT Act
Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act

Short Titles as Introduced

PACT Act
Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

PACT Act
Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To revise section 48 of title 18, United States Code, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (5)

Date
11/18/2019Presented to President.
11/05/2019Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
11/05/2019Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6410)
10/22/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8355)
01/23/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber
11/18/2019HousePresented to President.
11/06/2019SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/05/2019SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
11/05/2019SenateSenate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6410)
10/23/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10/22/2019-4:54pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/22/2019-4:54pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8355)
10/22/2019-4:35pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 724.
10/22/2019-4:35pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8355-8357)
10/22/2019-4:35pmHouseMr. Deutch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
10/16/2019HouseMotion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. Deutch.
03/05/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/23/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
01/23/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (301)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Rose, John W. [R-TN-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 01/28/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 01/28/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 01/28/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 01/28/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 01/28/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 01/28/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 01/28/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 01/28/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 01/28/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 01/29/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 01/29/2019
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 01/29/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 01/29/2019
Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14] 01/29/2019
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 01/29/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 01/29/2019
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 01/30/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 01/30/2019
Rep. Meuser, Daniel [R-PA-9] 01/30/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 01/30/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 02/04/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 02/04/2019
Rep. Riggleman, Denver [R-VA-5] 02/05/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 02/05/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 02/05/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 02/05/2019
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 02/05/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 02/05/2019
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 02/08/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 02/08/2019
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 02/08/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 02/11/2019
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 02/11/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 02/11/2019
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 02/11/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 02/13/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 02/13/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 02/13/2019
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 02/13/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 02/13/2019
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 02/15/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 02/15/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 02/25/2019
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 02/25/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 02/25/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 02/25/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 02/25/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 02/25/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 02/25/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 02/26/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 03/04/2019
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 03/04/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. [D-IL-4] 03/04/2019
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 03/04/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 03/06/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 03/08/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 03/12/2019
Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] 03/12/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 03/12/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 03/18/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 03/18/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 03/18/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 03/25/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 03/25/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 03/26/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 03/29/2019
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] 04/02/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 04/02/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 04/08/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 04/08/2019
Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2] 04/08/2019
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 04/08/2019
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 04/18/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 04/18/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 04/25/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 04/25/2019
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] 05/07/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 05/07/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 05/07/2019
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 05/07/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 05/09/2019
Rep. Cunningham, Joe [D-SC-1] 05/09/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 05/16/2019
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 05/20/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 05/20/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 05/21/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 05/28/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 05/28/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 06/04/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] 06/04/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/10/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 06/10/2019
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 06/10/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 06/11/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 06/11/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/11/2019
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 06/11/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 06/12/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 06/12/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 06/12/2019
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 06/12/2019
Rep. Spano, Ross [R-FL-15] 06/13/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 06/18/2019
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 06/20/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 06/20/2019
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] 06/21/2019
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 06/24/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 06/24/2019
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 06/25/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 06/26/2019
Rep. Hagedorn, Jim [R-MN-1] 06/26/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 06/26/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 06/26/2019
Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] 07/02/2019
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 07/09/2019
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 07/09/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 07/10/2019
Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22] 07/10/2019
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 07/10/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 07/11/2019
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 07/15/2019
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 07/15/2019
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 07/15/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 07/15/2019
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 07/17/2019
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2] 07/17/2019
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 07/19/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 07/22/2019
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 07/24/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 07/24/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 07/25/2019
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] 08/09/2019
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] 08/16/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 09/24/2019
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 09/24/2019
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 09/26/2019
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/26/2019
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 09/26/2019
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 09/26/2019
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 09/26/2019
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 10/04/2019
Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5] 10/04/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 10/11/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 10/16/2019
Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] 10/18/2019
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 10/18/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/18/2019
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 10/21/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 10/21/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 10/21/2019
Rep. Taylor, Van [R-TX-3] 10/21/2019

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/23/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/05/2019 Referred to
Senate Judiciary10/23/2019 Referred to
11/05/2019 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.724. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House (10/22/2019)

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act or the PACT Act

This bill revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing.

It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using interstate commerce. The bill also adds a new provision to criminalize an intentional act of animal crushing. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to seven years, or both.

It provides additional exceptions for conduct, or a video of conduct, including conduct that is (1) medical or scientific research, (2) necessary to protect the life or property of a person, (3) performed as part of euthanizing an animal, or (4) unintentional.