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S. 2971: PACE Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 24, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2971

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 24, 2018

(for himself and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit animal fighting in United States territories.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act or the PACE Act.

2.

Extending prohibition on animal fighting to United States territories

(a)

In general

Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156) is amended—

(1)

by striking the section designation and heading and all that follows through paragraph (3), it in subsection (a)(1) and inserting the following:

26.

Animal fighting

(a)

Sponsoring or exhibiting animal in, attending, or causing underage individual To attend, animal fighting venture

(1)

Sponsoring or exhibiting

It

;

(2)

in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3);

(3)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

by striking subsection (e) and inserting subsection (d); and

(B)

by inserting or before promoting;

(4)

by striking subsection (d);

(5)

by redesignating subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), and (j) as subsections (d), (e), (i), (f), (g), and (h), respectively, and moving the subsections so as to appear in alphabetical order;

(6)

in subsection (e) (as so redesignated), in the third sentence, by striking paragraph (f) and inserting subsection;

(7)

in subsection (h) (as so redesignated), by striking (e) and inserting (d); and

(8)

in paragraph (3) of subsection (i) (as so redesignated), by adding and at the end.

(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 49(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking (e) of section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act and inserting (d) of section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156).