H.R. 661 (110th): Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act


Jan 24, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 24, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gary Ackerman

Representative for New York's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2007
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act of 1958 to ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/24/2007--Introduced.Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act - States that it is U.S. policy that all nonambulatory livestock in interstate and foreign commerce be immediately and humanely euthanized when such ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 24, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 661”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


148 cosponsors (122D, 26R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 4356 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 16, 2009

S. 394 (Related)
Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2007

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