S. 1947 (112th): Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011

Dec 06, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed Senate)
Richard Blumenthal
Senior Senator from Connecticut
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Dec 07, 2012
4 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 4, 2012 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Dec 06, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 06, 2011
Passed Senate Dec 04, 2012
Full Title

A bill to prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture, and for other purposes.


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13 cosponsors (9D, 4R) (show)

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12/4/2012--Passed Senate amended.
Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011 - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit any person from knowingly attending an animal fighting venture or knowingly causing a minor (a person under the age of 18) to attend such a venture.
Subjects any person who: (1) knowingly attends such venture to a fine and/or imprisonment for up to a year for each violation, and (2) knowingly causes a minor to attend such venture to a fine and/or imprisonment for up to three years for each violation.

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