S. 666: Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013

Apr 08, 2013
Referred to Committee
5% chance of being enacted
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Richard Blumenthal
Senior Senator from Connecticut
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Apr 08, 2013
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1947 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 04, 2012

H.R. 366 (Related)
Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 8, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 08, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 08, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

38% chance of getting past committee.
5% 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 prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture, and for other purposes.


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38 cosponsors (31D, 6R, 1I) (show)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Library of Congress Summary

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Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013 - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit any person from knowingly attending an animal fighting venture or 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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