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H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 9, 2010.
Last updated Nov 23, 2010.
|Referred to Committee|
|Reported by Committee|
|Passed Senate with Changes|
|Signed by the President|
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit interstate commerce in animal crush videos, and for other purposes.
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H.R. 5566--111th Congress: Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010. (2010). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 14, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr5566
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/111/2/hr5566.
H.R. 5566 would amend Section 48 of title 18 of the U.S. Code to make it a crime for anyone to knowingly and for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain sell or offer to sell, or distribute or offer to distribute, an animal crush video in interstate or foreign commerce. The bill would allow a fine or imprisonment of no more than five years, or both, to be levied.
The bill does not prohibit the sale, distribution, or offer for sale or distribution, of any visual depiction of customary and normal veterinary or agricultural husbandry practices; or hunting, trapping, or fishing.
The bill defines “animal crush video” as any obscene photograph, motion-picture film, video recording, or electronic image that depicts actual conduct in which one or more living animals is intentionally crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, or impaled in a manner that would violate a criminal prohibition on cruelty to animals under federal law or the law of the state in which the depiction is created, sold, distributed, or offered for sale or distribution.
According to CBO, implementing H.R. 5566 would have no significant cost to the federal government. The legislation could affect direct spending and revenues, so pay-as-you-go procedures would apply, but they estimate that any such effects would not be significant. CBO expects that H.R. 5566 would apply to a relatively small number of offenders, however, so any increase in costs for law enforcement, court proceedings, or prison operations would not be significant. Any such costs would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Because those prosecuted and convicted under H.R. 5566 could be subject to criminal fines, the federal government might collect additional amounts if the legislation is enacted. Criminal fines are recorded as revenues, deposited in the Crime Victims Fund, and later spent. CBO estimates that any additional revenues and direct spending would not be significant because of the small number of cases likely to be affected.
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The bill contains the following citations to other parts of U.S. law:
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