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senate Bill S. 654

PACT Act

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The senate Passed December 14th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 15th, 2017

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Bill Details

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Title

PACT Act

Official Title

A bill to revise section 48 of title 18, United States Code, and for other purposes.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act or the PACT Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise and expand provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using interstate commerce. The bill also adds a new provision to criminalize an intentional act of animal crushing. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to seven years, or both. It provides additional exceptions for conduct, or a video of conduct, including conduct that is: (1) medical or scientific research, (2) necessary to protect the life or property of a person, (3) performed as part of euthanizing an animal, or (4) unintentional.