H.R. 3501 (111th): Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act


Jul 31, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Thaddeus “Thad” McCotter

Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district



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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses.

Summary (CRS)

7/31/2009--Introduced.Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax deduction, up to $3,500 per year, for pet care expenses (including ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 31, 2009

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. 3501”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


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

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