AMENDING THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 156
(Senate - December 06, 2012)

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  Mrs. HAGAN. I ask unanimous consent that the Senate now proceed to 
the consideration of S. 3666, which was submitted earlier today.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 3666) to amend the Animal Welfare Act to modify 
     the definition of ``exhibitor.''

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.
  Mrs. HAGAN. I ask unanimous consent that the bill be read a third 
time and passed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid 
upon the table, with no intervening action or debate, and that any 
statements relating to the bill be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The bill (S. 3666) was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, 
was read the third time, and passed, as follows:

                                S. 3666

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,


       Section 2(h) of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2132(h)) 
     is amended by adding ``an owner of a common, domesticated 
     household pet who derives less than a substantial portion of 
     income from a nonprimary source (as determined by the 
     Secretary) for exhibiting an animal that exclusively resides 
     at the residence of the pet owner,'' after ``stores,''.