S. 2134 (112th): Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act


Feb 27, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Blumenthal

Senior Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2012
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain requirements relating to the retirement, adoption, care, and recognition of military working dogs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/27/2012--Introduced.Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to classify military working dogs as canine members of the Armed Forces. Requires that such dogs ... Read more >

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Feb 27, 2012

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2134”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


20 cosponsors (16D, 3R, 1I) (show)
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H.R. 4103 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2012

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