To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
Length: 3 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on July 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)
Jul 31, 2009
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H.R. 3501 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act, H.R. 3501, 111th Cong. (2009).
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