H.R. 503 (111th): Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009


Jan 14, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 14, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 14, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.

Summary (CRS)

1/14/2009--Introduced.Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to three years for possessing, shipping, transporting, purchasing, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 14, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 503”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


190 cosponsors (148D, 42R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 6598 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 23, 2008

S. 727 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 26, 2009

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