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H.R. 1759 (115th): Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act

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To amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances.

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Sponsor and status

Raúl Grijalva

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2017
Length: 11 pages
Mar 28, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 28, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


44 Cosponsors (41 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

CRAMER: Regulatory Accountability Act Positions Congress for Significant Regulatory Reform
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jan 11, 2017

Womack Votes to Cut Red Tape, Promote Growth
    — Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3] on Jan 11, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Animal Defenders International


Mar 28, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1759 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1759. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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