S. 3519 (110th): Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

Sep 18, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Richard Durbin
Senator from Illinois
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Sep 18, 2008
3 pages
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S. 3424 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: May 25, 2010

H.R. 6949 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 18, 2008


This bill was introduced on September 18, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 18, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 18, 2008
Full Title

A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies.


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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to define "retail pet store" as a person that: (1) sells an animal directly to the public for use as a pet; and (2) does not breed or raise more than 50 dogs for use as pets during any one-year period.
Exempts from requirements to obtain a license as an animal dealer or exhibitor under such Act any retail pet store or other person who: (1) does not breed or raise more than 50 dogs for use as pets during any one-year period; and (2) derives less than a substantial portion of their income from the breeding and raising of dogs or cats on their own premises and sells such dogs or cats to a dealer or research facility.
Requires: (1) a dealer to provide each dog it holds that is 12 weeks or older with a minimum of two exercise periods during each day for a total of no less than one hour of exercise; (2) such exercise to include removing the dog from the dog's primary enclosure and allowing the dog to walk for the entire exercise period; and (3) such exercise to not include use of a treadmill, catmill, jenny mill, slat mill, or similar device, unless prescribed by a doctor of veterinary medicine.

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