S. 395: Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

Introduced:
Feb 27, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Senior Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 27, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
S. 707 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 2011

H.R. 847 (Related)
Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 27, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 27, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 27, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

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

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Cosponsors
26 cosponsors (22D, 3R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/27/2013--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 (USDA) 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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