All Information (Except Text) for S.513 - HEART Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 02/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
HEART Act of 2019
Help Extract Animals from Red Tape Act of 2019
Actions Overview (1)
|02/14/2019||Introduced in Senate|
02/14/2019 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|02/14/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
|Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]*||02/14/2019|
|Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]||02/25/2019|
|Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]||02/25/2019|
|Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]||04/09/2019|
|Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]||05/02/2019|
|Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]||05/21/2019|
|Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]||02/03/2020|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Judiciary||02/14/2019||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Animal protection and human-animal relationships
- Civil actions and liability
- Crimes against animals and natural resources
- Criminal procedure and sentencing
- Judicial procedure and administration
- Law enforcement administration and funding
- Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers
- Veterinary medicine and animal diseases
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (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.