H.R. 5434 (111th): Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

Introduced:
May 27, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Sam Farr
Representative for California's 17th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 27, 2010
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6949 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 18, 2008

S. 3424 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 25, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 27, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 27, 2010
Referred to Committee May 27, 2010
 
Full Title

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

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Cosponsors
150 cosponsors (128D, 22R) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit

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5/27/2010--Introduced.
Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to define a "high volume retail breeder" as a person who, in commerce, for compensation or profit: (1) has an ownership interest in or custody of one or more breeding female dogs; and (2) sells, via any means of conveyance, more than 50 of the offspring of such dogs for use as pets in any one-year period. Considers such a breeder of dogs to be a dealer.
Requires dealers to include on licensing applications and annual renewals the total number of dogs exempted from exercise on the premises of the dealer in the preceding year by a licensed veterinarian.
Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate requirements for the exercise of dogs at facilities owned or operated by a dealer, including requiring daily access to exercise that:
(1) allows the dogs to move sufficiently in a way that is not forced, repetitive, or restrictive; and
(2) is in an area that is spacious, cleaned at least once a day, free of infestation by pests or vermin, and designed to prevent the dogs from escaping.
Allows an exemption if:
(1) a licensed veterinarian determines that a dog should not exercise because of the health, condition, or well-being of the dog; and
(2) such determination is reviewed and updated at least once every 30 days by the veterinarian, unless the basis for the determination is a permanent condition.
Subjects such a determination to review and approval by the Secretary.

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