H. R. 366
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 23, 2013
Mr. Marino (for himself, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Moran, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Grimm, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Welch, Mr. Israel, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Dent, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. King of New York, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Lewis, and Mr. Himes) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition
Act of 2013
Prohibition on attending an animal fight or causing a minor to attend an animal fight
Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156) is amended—
in subsection (a)—
in the heading, by striking
Sponsoring or Exhibiting
an Animal in
Sponsoring or Exhibiting an Animal in,
Attending, or Causing a Minor To Attend
in paragraph (1)—
the heading, by striking
by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); and
by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph:
Attending or causing a minor to attend
It shall be unlawful for any person to—
knowingly attend an animal fighting venture; or
knowingly cause a minor to attend an animal fighting venture.
in subsection (g), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
the term minor means a person under the age of 18 years old.
Enforcement of animal fighting prohibitions
Section 49 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
Whoever and inserting
by adding at the end the following new subsections:
Attending an animal fighting venture
Whoever violates subsection (a)(2)(A) of section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both, for each violation.
Causing a minor To attend an animal fighting venture
Whoever violates subsection (a)(2)(B) of section 26 (7 U.S.C. 2156) of the Animal Welfare Act shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 3 years, or both, for each violation.